Blanding's turtle

Blan·​ding's turtle | \ ˈblandiŋz- \

Definition of Blanding's turtle

: a freshwater turtle (Emys blandingii) of the northeastern U.S. and Canada having a black or dark olive shell with small yellow spots

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History and Etymology for Blanding's turtle

after William Blanding, 19th century American herpetologist

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“Blanding's turtle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 Oct. 2020.

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