New York Natural Heritage Program
Bog Turtle
Glyptemys muhlenbergii (Schoepff, 1801)

New York State Distribution [-]
Although historical records come from a larger area of the state, extant populations are known from small portions of six counties in the lower Hudson River Valley (Columbia, Dutchess, Putnam, Ulster, Orange, and Sullivan). There are a few records of bog turtles in Westchester County from the 1990s, but it is not known if any extant populations remain in this county. Extant bog turtle populations are also known from a small portion of Oswego County and single locations in Seneca County and Wayne County.

Global Distribution [-]
The bog turtle occurs in twelve states in the United States and has a discontinuous distribution throughout its range. The northern portion of the range includes central and eastern New York, western Massachusetts, western Connecticut southward to Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and northern Delaware. The southern part of the species range includes southeastern Virginia, western and central North Carolina, extreme western Tennessee, and western South Carolina and Georgia. There is a large hiatus of about 250 miles between the northern population and the southern population. Bog turtles occur from sea level to 4,200 feet in elevation in the Appalachians, although populations are usually found below 800 feet in the north. Bog turtles are believed to be extirpated in western Pennsylvania and in the Lake George region of New York.
Best Places to See
• As this species is vulnerable to illegal collection, no naturally occuring populations are listed.
• Bog turtles are currently on display at Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery and Aquarium in Cold Spring Harbor, New York (http://w (Nassau County)
• Bog turtles are currently on display at the Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park in Syracuse, New York (http://www.rosamondgiff (Onondaga County)
• Bog turtles are currently on display at the Seneca Park Zoo in Rochester, New York ( (Monroe County)