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Deirochelys reticularia (Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) - Western Chicken Turtle


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
County map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Historical locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken 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 Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Historical county map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken 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 Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Major Watersheds locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken Turtle) has a total of 11 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 6 counties and 11 localities. There are a total of 9 collectors and 9 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 9 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1957 and its most recent collection year is 2014. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are March 14 and August 1, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken 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
Butler 3 3 4 3 3 1960 1995
Dunklin 1 1 1 1 1 1960 1960
New Madrid 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Ripley 2 2 2 2 2 2001 2014
Stoddard 3 3 3 3 3 1960 1967
Wayne 1 1 1 1 1 2007 2007

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Deirochelys reticularia (Western Chicken 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 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Bluff Hills
2 Bollinger Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Western Lowlands Pleistocene Valley Trains
2 Pemiscot Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Saint Francis Lowlands
7 Cape Girardeau Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
7 Scott Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Mississippi Alluvial Plain
8 Mississippi Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Saint Francis Lowlands

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:
Deirochelys Agassiz, 1857 - Chicken Turtles
Species:
Deirochelys reticularia (Latreille in Sonnini and Latreille, 1801) - Western Chicken Turtle

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)