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Sanders, S. J. C. A. L., & Placzyk, J. S. (2010). Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis (sabine map turtle). coloration. Herpetological Review, 41(2), 214. 
Added by: Sarina Wunderlich (06 Jul 2014 16:17:19 UTC)
Resource type: Journal Article
BibTeX citation key: Sanders2010
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Categories: General
Keywords: Habitat - habitat, Morphologie - morphology, Nordamerika - North America, Schildkröten - turtles + tortoises
Creators: Placzyk, Sanders
Collection: Herpetological Review
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In 2005, six spotting scope observations of aberrantly colored Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis of both sexes (as determined by tail length and head size) were made in the Old Sabine Bottom Wildlife Management Area (OSBWMA) in Lindale, Texas, USA (J. L. Coleman, pers. obs.). Although the striping pattern was typical for G. o. sabinensis, the yellow color was replaced with bright red throughout the body and carapace. These individuals were not reported due to a lack of sufficient photographic evidence. A similarly aberrant female G. o. sabinensis was trapped along the same stretch of river on 1 July 2009 while sampling using a fyke net and carphorn. This female was within the documented size range (i.e., carapace length and mass) for G. o. sabinensis and bears the typical markings of the subspecies, with the exception of the red coloration and gold colored eyes. In addition, several other G. o. sabinensis captured during the 2009 field season had similar red patterning on their carapaces but lacked the red facial and limb markings.
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