Blanding's turtle


Blan·​ding'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

Word History


after William Blanding, 19th century American herpetologist

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“Blanding's turtle.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Jun. 2024.

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