Northern Map Turtle - Graptemys geographica
An aquatic turtle endemic to Montreal although not very frequent. Loves to warm up on stones reaching out of the water surface.
- Northern Map Turtle (en)
- Tortuga mapa del norte (es)
- Tortue géographique (fr)
- Landkarten-Höckerschildkröte (de)
How to Identify
Tricky to identify as this species looks very similar to the Painted Turtle. The lack of red color on skin and along the border of the carapace is a hint. The turtle shows clearly viewable light markings on skin.
Where & When to Spot
I saw this turtle species only once in Rapids Park Lachine at a spot which is usually occupied by Painted Turtles.