Bog turtle

The Bog turtle is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

The bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is a turtle endemic to the eastern United States. It is the only turtle protected under the Federal Endangered Species Act and is considered threatened at the federal level and endangered in some states. More

The bog turtle's (Clemmys muhlenbergii) story is filled with irony and contradictions. It is Pennsylvania's smallest turtle. More

The bog turtle is New York's smallest turtle, reaching a maximum length of 4.5 inches. It is one of seventeen species of turtles found in New York State, including marine turtles. More

Bog Turtle Illustration Copyright More

* Bog turtles occupy one of Georgia’s rarest ecosystems, with habitat located in only a few hundred isolated pockets of the state. More

Bog Turtle - November 2003 Species of the Month - - The Bog Turtle (Clemmys muhlenbergii) is an inhabitant of wet meadows and bogs that are mucky with organic soil kept saturated by groundwater discharge. More

The bog turtle appears restricted to the marble valleys of western Connecticut, between the Housatonic River and the New York state line (Klemens, 1993). Single specimens have been reported from sites east of the Housatonic River, but there is no evidence that these animals represented populations. More

Status of Bog Turtles in NJ Bog Turtle Conservation Initiatives Conclusion Literature Citations Bog Turtle - November 2003 Species of the Month Bog Turtle Slide Show Introduction Bog Turtle (Clemmys More

IDENTIFYING CHARACTERISTICS: The bog turtle is among the smallest North American turtles. Adults are four to 4 1/2 inches long. More

Overview The Bog turtle (Glyptemys muhlenbergii) is a turtleTurtleTurtles are reptiles of the order Testudines , characterised by a special bony or cartilaginous shell developed from their ribs that acts as a shield... native to the Eastern United States. More

Bog TurtleBog Turtles in North Carolina - The Following was taken from a November 5, 1997 News Release: The U.S. More

The bog turtle has had a reason to feel threatened for years. Now it's official - it is. The U.S. More

A mature male bog turtle has a concave plastron and a long, thick tail, with the vent posterior to the rear edge of the carapace with tail extended. More

Appearance: The bog turtle is one of the smallest North American turtles with the adult shell measuring 3 to 4.5 inches in length. It is easily distinguished from other turtles by the large, conspicuous bright orange, yellow or red blotch on each side of its head. More

The bog turtle is the smallest of all American turtles, ranging from three to four-and-one-half inches in size. It is an endangered species in many states and its federal designation is “threatened. More

side of the head (4), the bog turtle is a very small turtle with a light brown to black shell (2). Each bony plate that makes up the slightly elongated shell usually has a light centre (2). More

Bog TurtleThe bog turtle is a small, semi-aquatic turtle with a bright yellow, red or orange patch below the eye. Its carapace, or shell, is: * Rectangular in shape. * Black in color with chestnut scutes. More

Bog Turtles - Teach New Lessons in Private Land Conservation a picture of a biologist using an antenna and GPS technology monitoring endangered bog turtle Scott A. More

Bog turtle has been listed as one of the Natural sciences good articles under the good article criteria. If you can improve it further, please do so. If it no longer meets these criteria, you can delist it, or ask for a reassessment. More

The bog turtle's trademark is a large patch of orange, red or yellow on the temporal region of the head often extending onto the neck, as shown in the photograph. Occasionally, the patch is split into two parts. More

healthy, but in actuality bog turtles survive mostly in small isolated areas. Pennsylvania is their north-eastern stronghold, but New York is also important and the Harlem and Hudson Valleys are major population centers in the State. More

The number of bog turtles found dead in their wetland habitat (2 to 4 dead turtles in each of four wetlands in NY and MA) exceeds that which is typically reported. More

Glyptemys muhlenbergii, the bog turtle, Glyptemys muhlenbergiiis a member of the largest and most diverse group of turtles, Emydidae. Until recently, G. muhlenbergii was included in the genus Clemmys, along with Clemmys insculpta (the wood turtle, now Glyptemys insculpta) and Clemmys guttata (the spotted turtle). More


Photo of a bog turtle General Description:: This turtle is 3.0-4.5in (7.5-11.5cm) long with a record of 4.5in (11.5cm). Formerly called "Muhlenberg's turtle" it is a small brown turtle. The head patch sometimes is yellow or split in 2 parts. More

LIP Bog Turtle Habitat Protection Project Skip to main navigation LIP Bog Turtle Habitat Protection Project = We anticipate that the application period for the Bog Turtle LIP Grants will be announced later this More

bog turtles you can buy them and transport them accross state lines. The only exception to this is if no money or exchange of any kind is made. More

the bog turtle and its habitat might be lost to the needs of human habitation. More

Common names

Baot Muhlenberg in Breton - brezhoneg
bog turtle in English - English
Muhlenberg-Schildkrote in German - Deutsch
Muhlenberg-víziteknős in Hungarian - Magyar
Żółw torfowiskowy in Polish - polski
Черепаха болотная in Russian - русский язык

Order : Testudines
Family : Emydidae
Genus : Glyptemys
Species : Glyptemys muhlenbergii
Authority : SCHOEPFF 1801