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Common Map Turtle
Graptemys geographica
Common Map Turtle
Common Map Turtles have a yellow
spot behind each eye. They differ from
False Map Turtles and Ouachita Map
Turtles by having a wide head, a low
keel on the carapace and an
immaculate yellow plastron.
Illinois Natural History
Survey Range Map
Map turtle juvenile
Common Map Turtle juvenile. Note
the egg tooth below the nostrils.
Map turtle plastron
The umbilicus is still visible on this
recently hatched Common Map Turtle.

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