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<i>Graptemys pulchra</i> Baur 1893: Alabama Map Turtle

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<i>Graptemys pulchra</i> Baur 1893: Alabama Map Turtle; 2014; Book chapter; Book; Conservation biology of freshwater turtles and tortoises: a compilation project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group; Lovich, Jeffrey E.; Godwin, James C.; McCoy, C. J.

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The Alabama Map Turtle, Graptemys pulchra (Family Emydidae), is a moderately large riverine species endemic to the Mobile Bay drainage system of Alabama, Georgia, and Mississippi. Sexual size dimorphism is pronounced, with adult females (carapace length [CL] to 273 mm) attaining more than twice the size of adult males (CL to 117 mm). The species is an inhabitant of relatively large, swift creeks and rivers, often with wide sandbars. Stream sections open to the sun and with abundant basking sites in the form of logs and brush are preferred. Six to seven clutches of 4–7 eggs are laid each year on river sandbars. Although the species is locally abundant, populations are threatened by habitat destruction, declines in their prey base, commercial [...]

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Harvested on Thu Jun 12 16:30:09 MDT 2014 from MODS XML Service

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.3854/crm.5.072.pulchra.v1.2014

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