Glyptemys muhlenbergii (Schoepff) – Bog Turtle
Glyptemys muhlenbergii (Schoepff) – Bog Turtle

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     Exact locality, based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Exact locality, based on literature record believed valid
     Approximate locality based on specimen(s) or photographs examined
     Approximate locality based on literature record believed valid
     County record only, based on specimens or photographs examined
     County record only, based on literature report believed valid
     Type locality
?      Questionable and/or problematic record

Taxonomy:  The Bog Turtle has no recognized subspecies (Iverson et al. 2012). 

Distribution:  In Tennessee, Bog Turtles are only known from a few sites in Johnson County. 

Museum Records by Counties:  JohnsonNCSM 28698, 29117, 29443. 

Literature Sources by Counties:  JohnsonHerman and Warner (1986), Tryon (1988). 

Questionable and/or Erroneous Records: None. 

Conservation Status: Tennessee populations of Glyptemys muhlenbergii are considered Threatened by the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Commission (Proclamation 00-15, Endangered and Threatened Species) and are given a state ranking of S1 (very rare and imperiled within the state, six to twenty occurrences, or few remaining individuals, or because of some factor(s) making it vulnerable to extinction) by the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation, Division of Natural Heritage (Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation 2004).

Posted: 14 July 2008


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