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Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta belli
Illinois Natural History
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Painted Turtle
Painted Turtle hatchling
(Chrysemys picta marginata)
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta marginata
 
Painted Turtle There are two subspecies of painted turtle in Illinois: Midland Painted Turtle(C. p. marginata) and Western Painted Turtle (C. p. belli). The Western Painted Turtle is differentiated from the Midland Painted Turtle by having a boldly pattered plastron, while the Midland Painted Turtle only has a central plastral dark spot. The difference is dramatic.
 
Painted Turtle
Chrysemys picta marginata
Painted Turtle

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