Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii) - HM 84242
Observer:
McGighan, Bill
Observed:
1985-07-08
Last Modified:
2016-01-27 14:29:39
Country:
United States of America
State:
Tennessee
County:
Unicoi
Age:
Adult
Deceased:
Notes:
NE Tn has long been considered an integrade area between C.p. picta and C.p.marginata and a long way from the natural range of C.p. bellii.
Several of these showed up in our area after a local civic group imported dozens for "Turtle Races". After the event, apparently many were released into the wild.
I cannot confirm or deny that they are established here.
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