Please forward this error screen to sharedip-montgomery ward & co catalog fall-winter 1924-25 pdf. This is a featured article. Click here for more information. This article is about the North American turtle.
It lives in slow-moving fresh waters, from southern Canada to Louisiana and northern Mexico, and from the Atlantic to the Pacific. Fossils show that the painted turtle existed 15 million years ago. The turtle’s top shell is dark and smooth, without a ridge. Its skin is olive to black with red, orange, or yellow stripes on its extremities. Although they are frequently consumed as eggs or hatchlings by rodents, canines, and snakes, the adult turtles’ hard shells protect them from most predators. Reliant on warmth from its surroundings, the painted turtle is active only during the day when it basks for hours on logs or rocks.
The turtles mate in spring and autumn. Females dig nests on land and lay eggs between late spring and mid-summer. In modern times, four U. Adults in the wild can live for more than 55 years. A painted turtle is swimming, apparently in an aquarium, and we see it front on at large scale, with its left webbed foot raised. Darker specimens are more common where the bottom of the water body is darker. Similar to the top shell, the turtle’s skin is olive to black, but with red and yellow stripes on its neck, legs, and tail.
The head of the turtle is distinctive. The face has only yellow stripes, with a large yellow spot and streak behind each eye, and on the chin two wide yellow stripes that meet at the tip of the jaw. The hatchling has a proportionally larger head, eyes, and tail, and a more circular shell than the adult. The female’s greater body volume supports her egg-production. The upper shell is olive green to black and may possess a pale stripe down the middle and red markings on the periphery. North American turtles, including the other three subspecies of painted turtle, which have alternating segments. The bottom shell is plain yellow or lightly spotted.
Sometimes as few as one dark grey spot near the lower center of the shell. The centrally located midland is the hardest to distinguish from the other three subspecies. Its bottom shell has a characteristic symmetrical dark shadow in the center which varies in size and prominence. An overturned turtle on rocks: the under shell is faint tan with faint black shaded patterns on it. An overturned southern painted turtle facing right. Shell is yellow-tan without spots.
On a white plastic background. An overturned turtle on grass: coloring is bright red with black and white Rorshach-like patterns. The painted turtle can be distinguished because it is flatter than the slider. The painted turtle hunts along water bottoms. It quickly juts its head into and out of vegetation to stir potential victims out into the open water, where they are pursued.
The turtle holds large prey in its mouth and tears the prey apart with its forefeet. It also consumes plants and skims the surface of the water with its mouth open to catch small particles of food. It prefers to eat in the water, but has been observed eating on land. This perhaps shows that the turtle prefers small larvae and other prey, but can only obtain significant amounts while young. The turtle consumes the hard-coated seeds, which remain viable after passing through the turtle, and disperses them through its feces.
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Water Scorpion – Nepa cinerea – Queens Wood – Hunsdon – UK – Flickr – Bennyboymothman. Raccoon, female after washing up mirror image. He then strokes her face and neck with his elongated front claws, a gesture returned by a receptive female. As the male is smaller than the female, he is not dominant. The nests are vase-shaped and are usually dug in sandy soil, often at sites with southern exposures. Females may return to the same sites several consecutive years, but if several females make their nests close together, the eggs become more vulnerable to predators.