Name the Turtle
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Common Name Scientific name Image 1 Image 2 Image 3 What to
look for
False Map Turtle Graptemys pseudogeographica pseudogeographica

"Slippy" out for a romp in the garden
on a sunny day

Check out the sawlike ridge on the carapace and yellow bar behind eye

Note the yellow spots under his eyes and on lower jawline

black sawlike keel on carapace

yellow bar behind eye

yellow spot under each eye

3 ylw spots on jaw

long claws = male


Check out this
Kentucky beauty taken from a large strip mine lake

Note general shape and coloring of plastron and edge scute markings on underside of carapace

Pattern of concentric circles is major theme of carapace

Compare basic shells:
Eastern River Cooter
Midland Painted Turtle
False Map Turtle

Note flared posterior carapace and shape
of rear edge 

Good looking turtle!