Definition of map turtle in English:

map turtle

Syllabification: map tur·tle


  • A small North American freshwater turtle with bold patterns on the shell and head.
    • Genus Graptemys, family Emydidae: several species, in particular G. geographica
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    • It's Thursday afternoon, and a young girl has brought in a baby Mississippi map turtle (called Mr Turtle), who is suffering from a loss of appetite and is less lively than normal.
    • Although they superficially resemble sliders and painted turtles, Map turtles have a number of unique features that set them apart from other semi-aquatic turtles found in the same area.
    • Optimum habitat for the Map Turtle includes large creeks with slow to moderate currents, complete with pools and riffles, a soft to gravel bottom, and aquatic vegetation.

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