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Re: Do u belive this or not?


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Posted by DarrellS on October 29, 2002 at 11:17:37:

In Reply to: Re: Do u belive this or not? posted by Wu-Gwei on October 29, 2002 at 03:32:48:

:What ype of turtle is that? Is that a hatchling painted. I have never seen hatchlings... just sub-adults and adults.

Hi JJ, yep that is a hatchling (actually almost a yearling) eastern painted. Easterns are some of the easiest turtles to identify - the anterior vertebral scutes actually line up with the costals, which they do not do in the other subspecies.

I have an article on differentiating painted turtle subspecies at;

http://www.chelonia.org/Articles/diffpaintedturtles.htm

Or you can take the scenic route and check the link in the Chrysemys gallery in the galleries from the main page linked below.

Darrell



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