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Turtles Forced Out Of Habitat By CLimate Change
2013-10-09 14:32:38

[ Watch the Video: North American Turtles Face Shrinking Habitats ] Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online As climate change progresses, it threatens to push species out of their current habitats and into unfamiliar territories. According to a new research review in the journal PLOS ONE, turtle populations face an uncertain future and could be stressed or severely threatened by climate change-induced displacement. In the study, researchers looked at 59 species of North...


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2008-10-16 21:49:06

The Desert Box Turtle (Terrapene ornata luteola) is found from the Trans-Pecos region of Texas and southeastern Arizona south into Sonora and Chihuahua, Mexico. Its habitat is arid, open prairie areas. They can live 25 years or longer. The colors of the mature desert box turtle are lighter and more muted than the colors of the young. Most, but not all, male turtles have red irises. Other characteristics of males include concave plastrons, thicker tails with the cloacae nearer the tip, and...

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2008-10-16 21:42:22

The Gulf Coast Box Turtle (Terrapene carolina major) is the largest subspecies of box turtle in North America. It is found along the Gulf Coast of Mexico from the state of Louisiana to the state of Florida. It commonly intergrades with other subspecies of box turtle within its range. Its habitat is around estuaries and swampy regions, near shallow bodies of water. The Gulf Coast Box Turtle is dark brown or black in color, with yellow striping or blotching. The stripes or blotching can vary...

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2006-12-26 15:55:01

The Eastern Box Turtle, Terrapene carolina carolina, is a subspecies within a group of hinge-shelled turtles, normally called box turtles. This species is native to an eastern part of the United States. Occasionally, it is referred to as the Common Box Turtle to distinguish it from the other five subspecies of eastern box turtles. Eastern box turtles have a high, dome-like shell and a hinged frontal plate that allows total shell closure. The shell can be of variable coloration, but is...

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Word of the Day
endocarp
  • The hard inner (usually woody) layer of the pericarp of some fruits (as peaches or plums or cherries or olives) that contains the seed.
This word comes from the Greek 'endon,' in, within, plus the Greek 'karpos', fruit.
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