Hanko Sedefchev - Northern Diamondback Terrapin

Name: Hanko Sedefchev

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Country: Bulgaria

Title: Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Specie: Malaclemys t.terrapin

Description: The diamondback terrapin (Malaclemys terrapin) or simply terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. It belongs to the monotypic genus, Malaclemys. It has one of the largest ranges of all turtles in North America, stretching as far south as Florida Keys and as far north as Cape Cod. During the early 1930s, when terrapin numbers
decreased, the popularity of this turtle as a food item
faded. Terrapin populations have since rebounded with
the lack of harvesting pressure. Research indicates that diamondback terrapins have
temperature-dependent sex determination. Artificial
incubation of eggs at low temperatures has produced all
male hatchlings, while incubation at higher temperatures
has produced all females.

Category: Nature illustration

Technique: Oil paint
Size: 210x297mm
Year: 2022