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The twelve species of Map Turtle can be found throughout North America from Canada to the Southern United States. The range of the various species of Map Turtles extends from Florida, west to Texas and north, as far as Quebec. Map Turtles are resistant to collection by humans because of their timidity, but they are still at risk. Birds, raccoons, and other mammals often consume their eggs. Once the eggs hatch, alligators, birds, fish, and other turtles often eat them. The greater threat to the Map Turtles human beings. Because Map Turtles can only live in pristinely clean water, pollution and habitat destruction are causing a decrease in this animal's numbers. In Florida, laws have been passed that prohibit the over-collection of these animals. In Mississippi, it is illegal to collect the turtles or to harm them in any way.

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Bog Turtle Box Turtle - Chinese Box Turtle - Eastern Box Turtle - Gulf Coast Box Turtle - Indonesian
Box Turtle - Keeled Box Turtle - Ornate Box Turtle - Three Toe Cogwheel Turtle Diamondback Terrapin
East African Side Necked Turtle European Pond Turtle Florida Cooter Fly River Turtle Honduran Wood Turtle
Leaf Turtle Map Turtle Mata Mata Turtle Musk Turtle Painted River Terrapin
Painted Turtle - Eastern Painted Turtle - Western Red Eared Slider Reeve's Terrapin Snapping Turtle
Softshell Turtle - Black Rayed Softshell Turtle - Eastern Spiny Softshell Turtle - Florida Spotted Turtle Wood Turtle - Central American
Wood Turtle - North American Yellow Spotted Amazon River Turtle African Spurred Tortoise Aldabra Giant Tortoise Bow-Sprit Tortoise
Burmese Brown Tortoise Chaco Tortoise Desert Tortoise Egyptian Tortoise Elongated Tortoise
Forsten's Tortoise Galapagos Tortoise Gopher Tortoise Greek Spur Thighed Tortoise Hermann's Tortoise
Hingeback Tortoise - Bell's Hingeback Tortoise - Home's Impressed Tortoise Leopard Tortoise Leopard Tortoise - South African
Marginated Tortoise Pancake Tortoise Radiated Tortoise Red Foot Tortoise Russian Tortoise
Star Tortoise Yellow Foot Tortoise
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