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Western Painted Turtle (Chrysemys picta bellii)

Created: August 4th, 2010 - 06:59 PM
Last Modified: August 15th, 2018 - 01:31 PM
Entered by: Michael Peters
Record 51803
Country:
United States
State:
California
County:
Contra Costa County
Time:
2010-08-02 13:00:00
Qty:
1
Age:
Adult
Sex:
--
Method:
Visual encounter
Habitat:
Manmade Urban Lake
Body Temperature:
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Air Temperature:
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Ground Temperature:
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Humidity:
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Sky Conditions:
Clear
Moon Phase:
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Elevation:
54.00ft
Barometric Pressure:
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Notes

ID by consensus of people at FHF. May be western sub-species, but I'm not confident of ID at subspecies level. No other specimens seen in lake appeared to be this species, but it would not surprise me if there were more. Geo-reference is of part of lake where specimen was swimming.

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Comments

Posted by Brian Hubbs on Jan 11, 2016 at 04:59 PM

This is definitely a Western painted turtle...I am confident of that, having seen almost 1,000 of them. None of the others have any lines on top of their shell.