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Ouachita Map Turtle
Graptemys ouachitensis
Ouachita Map Turtle
Ouachita Map Turtles resemble False
Map Turtles. They have a yellow
blotch behind each eye, another
yellow blotch below each eye and
a similar yellow blotch below
that spot on each mandible.
Illinois Natural History
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Ouachita Map Turtle Ouachita Map Turtle, G. ouachitensis, left, and False Map Turtle, G. pseudogeographica, right, demonstrating the differences in head blotches between the two species. See the accounts for both False Map Turtle, G. pseudogeographica, and Map Turtle, G. geographica, for more detailed descriptions and photographs of these similar species.

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