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Texas map turtle

(Graptemys versa)

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Description

The Texas geographic turtle ( Graptemys versa ( Stejneger,1925 ) ) is an aquatic turtle from the Emydidae family.These are aquatic turtles that rarely venture onto the mainland except for spawning.The dimensions vary according to the sex: in adult specimens they can go from 8 to 10 cm for the males,from 12 to 15 cm for the females,but in captivity they hardly reach such dimensions.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Emydidae
Genus:Graptemys
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