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Chrysemys picta marginata (midland painted turtle) head abnormality

Formally Refereed
Authors: Joel L. Mota, Darien N. Lozon, Megan N. Tenney, James T. Anderson, Donald J. Brown
Year: 2020
Type: Scientific Journal (JRNL)
Station: Northern Research Station
Source: Herpetological Review. 51(4): 828.


Head abnormalities are not uncommon in turtles and are often characterized by swelling in portions of the head, particularly the tympanic area (e.g., aural abscesses). These can be due to nutritional deficiencies and/or bacterial infections.


Mota, Joel L.; Lozon, Darien N.; Tenney, Megan N.; Anderson, James T.; Brown, Donald J. 2020. Chrysemys picta marginata (midland painted turtle) head abnormality. Herpetological Review. 51(4): 828.