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Chrysemys picta (Schneider, 1783) - Western Painted Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
County map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Historical locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Historical county map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle) has a total of 283 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 77 counties and 230 localities. There are a total of 82 collectors and 184 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 194 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1890 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 9 and November 5, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 3 3 3 3 3 1986 2013
Audrain 5 5 5 5 5 1999 2015
Barton 3 3 2 3 3 1989 2012
Bates 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Boone 12 16 6 12 13 1962 2009
Buchanan 3 3 3 3 3 1933 1976
Caldwell 2 2 2 2 2 1987 2013
Callaway 4 4 4 4 4 1909 2001
Camden 1 1 1 1 1 1991 1991
Cape Girardeau 2 2 1 2 2 2005 2005
Carroll 3 3 1 2 2 1992 1992
Cass 3 3 3 3 3 1984 2003
Cedar 4 4 7 4 4 1962 2007
Chariton 5 5 2 2 2 2015 2015
Clark 4 5 3 3 5 1983 1996
Clay 2 2 1 2 2 1982 1982
Clinton 1 1 1 1 1 2003 2003
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Cooper 4 6 5 4 5 1966 2008
Crawford 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Dade 3 3 3 3 3 2000 2007
De Kalb 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Dent 2 2 3 2 2 1909 2009
Franklin 1 1 1 1 1 2009 2009
Gentry 2 2 3 2 2 1997 2000
Grundy 3 3 4 3 3 1982 2011
Harrison 3 3 3 3 3 2001 2017
Henry 2 2 2 2 2 1987 1991
Holt 7 7 6 7 7 1966 2017
Howard 7 8 4 4 4 1997 2000
Howell 2 2 5 2 2 2007 2008
Jackson 11 12 2 6 6 1936 1979
Jasper 2 2 2 2 2 2000 2015
Jefferson 2 2 2 2 2 1932 1932
Johnson 10 25 19 18 20 1960 1991
Knox 4 4 3 4 4 1992 2013
Lafayette 3 8 5 3 3 1962 2014
Lawrence 5 5 6 5 5 1965 2007
Lewis 2 2 2 2 2 2005 2013
Lincoln 1 5 2 3 3 1985 2012
Linn 2 2 2 2 2 1985 2012
Livingston 2 2 2 2 2 1940 2013
Macon 4 5 3 3 3 1962 2013
Maries 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Marion 1 1 1 1 1 2006 2006
Mercer 1 1 1 1 1 2011 2011
Miller 1 1 1 1 1 2004 2004
Moniteau 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Monroe 6 6 4 5 5 1949 2013
Montgomery 1 2 2 2 2 1901 1901
Morgan 2 2 2 2 2 1987 2014
Newton 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Oregon 2 2 2 2 2 2005 2017
Osage 1 2 2 1 1 1999 1999
Perry 1 1 1 1 1 1995 1995
Pettis 4 5 2 3 3 2014 2014
Phelps 4 4 5 3 3 2009 2009
Pike 8 9 3 6 6 1983 2013
Platte 1 2 2 2 2 1961 1961
Polk 1 1 3 1 1 2008 2008
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 2008 2008
Putnam 6 6 2 5 5 2005 2015
Ralls 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Randolph 6 8 3 5 5 1999 2016
Ray 4 8 3 3 3 1956 2003
Saint Charles 5 10 5 3 4 1929 1931
Saint Louis 2 3 2 3 3 1890 1899
Saline 5 5 5 5 5 1974 2014
Schuyler 1 1 1 1 1 1986 1986
Scotland 2 2 1 2 2 2003 2011
Shannon 2 2 5 2 2 2004 2008
Shelby 4 4 4 4 4 1997 2015
Sullivan 1 1 1 1 1 2015 2015
Texas 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007
Vernon 2 3 2 2 2 1937 2006
Warren 2 2 3 2 2 1991 2009
Washington 2 3 1 2 2 1976 1976

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Chrysemys picta (Western Painted Turtle). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Benton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Prairie Ozark Border
2 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Carter Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Christian Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Daviess Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Greene Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
2 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Cherokee Plains
2 Saint Clair Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Atchison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Missouri Alluvial Plain
4 Barry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Gasconade Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles River Hills
4 Hickory Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Laclede Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Ripley Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Current River Hills
4 Stone Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Springfield Plateau
4 Worth Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
5 Nodaway Same Level III ecoregion, within 10 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
6 McDonald Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Springfield Plateau
6 Ozark Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Reynolds Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Central Plateau
6 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Sainte Genevieve Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
6 Saint Francois Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Eastern Ozark Border
6 Saint Francois Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Meramec River Hills
6 Wright Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
7 Douglas Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Ozark Highlands
8 Dallas Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
8 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Meramec River Hills
9 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Interior River Valleys and Hills
9 Taney Same Level III ecoregion, within 30 miles Ozark Highlands
10 Madison Same Level IV ecoregion, adjacent county Eastern Ozark Border
11 Stoddard Same Level III ecoregion, adjacent county Ozark Highlands

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Emydidae Gray, 1825 - Box and Basking Turtles
Genus:
Chrysemys Gray, 1844 - Painted Turtles
Species:
Chrysemys picta (Schneider, 1783) - Western Painted Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)