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Table 1. List of census divisions (2006) where Eastern Musk Turtle sightings have been recorded.
Table 1. List of census divisions (2006) where Eastern Musk Turtle sightings have been recorded. The last year in which the species was recorded, the number of sightings per census division (CD), and the number of populations per CD are also included. Census divisions where Eastern Musk Turtle sightings have only recently been recorded, following the last COSEWIC status report (Edmonds 2002), are identified by ND in the CD column. Census divisions where Eastern Musk Turtle sightings have not been reported since 1986 are shaded in grey and CDs with at least one newly identified population are indicated by NP in the # of populations column. Accessible Version
Province Census Division Last Sighting # Sightings # of Populations Notes
Ontario Brant 1980 2-5 1  
Ontario Durham 1975 2-5 2  
Ontario Essex 2009 25-50 4 NP  
Ontario Frontenac 2011 100-1000 13 NP One population extends into Leeds and Grenville.
Ontario Haldimand-Norfolk 1985 2-5 2  
Ontario Halton 2010 2-5 2 NP  
Ontario Hamilton 2001 5-15 4  
Ontario Hastings 2008 25-50 4 NP Two populations extend into Northumberland.
Ontario Kawartha Lakes 2005 2-5 2 NP  
Ontario Kent 2003 2-5 2  
Ontario Lambton 2010 50-100 2  
Ontario Lanark 2011 50-100 10 NP One population extends into Ottawa-Carleton and Leeds & Grenville; A second population extends into Leeds & Grenville only.
Ontario Leeds & Grenville 2011 100-1000 12 NP One population extends into Ottawa-Carleton and Lanark; A second population extends into Lanark only.
Ontario Lennox & Addington 2006 5-15 7 NP  
Ontario Toronto 2003 5-15 4 NP 3 out of 4 locations have had no reported sightings since 1986.
Ontario Middlesex pre-1984 1 1  
Ontario Muskoka 2010 50-100 6 One population extends into Simcoe.
Ontario Niagara 1979 1 1  
Ontario Northumberland 2010 25-50 5 NP Two populations extend into Hastings; One population extends into Peterborough.
Ontario Ottawa 2007 5-15 5 NP 3 out of 5 locations have had no reported sightings since1986.
Ontario Parry Sound 2009   6 NP Site of radio-telemetry study (all radio-telemetry locations were recorded and sent to the NHIC - more than one sighting per turtle).
Ontario Peel 1969 >1000 1  
Ontario Peterborough 2009 50-100 8 NP One population extends into Northumberland.
Ontario Prescott & Russell ND 2006 1 1 NP  
Ontario Prince Edward 1990 5-15 4  
Ontario Renfrew 2007 5-15 3 NP One population extends into Pontiac.
Ontario Simcoe 1984 5-15 2 One population extends into Muskoka.
Ontario Stormont, Dundas & Glengarry ND 2010 25-50 1 NP  
Ontario Sudbury 1983 2-5 2  
Québec Les Collines-de-l’Outaouais 2007 1 1 NP  
Québec Gatineau 1989 1 1  
Québec Le Haut-Richelieu 2009 1 1 NP  
Québec Pontiac 2011 25-50 3 NP  

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