Western Painted Turtle Prairie / Western Boreal - Canadian Shield population
Scientific Name: Chrysemys picta bellii
Taxonomy Group: Reptiles
Range: Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario
Last COSEWIC Assessment: November 2016
Last COSEWIC Designation: Not at Risk
SARA Status: No Schedule, No Status
Image of Western Painted Turtle
PLEASE NOTE: Not all COSEWIC reports are currently available on the SARA Public Registry. Most of the reports not yet available are status reports for species assessed by COSEWIC prior to May 2002. Other COSEWIC reports not yet available may include those species assessed as Extinct, Data Deficient or Not at Risk. In the meantime, they are available on request from the COSEWIC Secretariat.
3 record(s) found.
- COSEWIC Status Reports (1 record(s) found.)
- COSEWIC Assessments (1 record(s) found.)
- COSEWIC Annual Reports (1 record(s) found.)
COSEWIC Status Reports
COSEWIC assessment and status report on the Western Painted Turtle Chrysemys picta bellii (Pacific Coast, Intermountain-Rocky Mountain and Prairie/Western Boreal - Canadian Shield populations) in Canada (2006)The Painted Turtle, Chrysemys picta, is a small freshwater turtle with a smooth, dark carapace (upper shell) and outstanding red and yellow patterns on its limbs and plastron (ventral shell). There are three subspecies in Canada. The Western Painted Turtle, C. p. bellii, is distinct from the other subspecies in being the largest, and in possessing a large central mark that extends along the plastral seams and covers much of the red/orange plastron.
COSEWIC Annual Reports
COSEWIC Annual Report - 2006 (2006)2006 Annual Report to the The Minister of the Environment and the Canadian Endangered Species Conservation Council (CESCC) from the Committee on the Status of Endangered Wildlife in Canada.
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