Definition of Musk turtle
1. Noun. Small freshwater turtle having a strong musky odor.
Generic synonyms: Mud Turtle
Group relationships: Genus Sternotherus, Sternotherus
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Literary usage of Musk turtle
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1. Fresh-water Biology by Henry Baldwin Ward, George Chandler Whipple (1918)
"A painted, geographic, or a musk turtle may be seen basking in the sun on the ... This is followed by the musk turtle, the painted and the geographic turtle ..."
2. College zoology by Robert William Hegner (1918)
"The common musk-turtle, ... shares the habitat of the musk-turtle, and resembles the latter in size and in habits. ..."
3. A Naturalist's Rambles about Home by Charles Conrad Abbott (1884)
"The musk-turtle is able to discover the whereabouts of the mud-minnow without alarming the fish, and, cautiously approaching from behind, seizes it by the ..."
4. Lake Maxinkuckee: A Physical and Biological Survey by Barton Warren Evermann, Howard Walton Clark (1920)
"Like the Snapper, the musk turtle is frequently covered with algae on the back, ... The musk turtle is a harmless creature and certainly does some good as a ..."
5. First Report on the Economic Features of Turtles of Pennsylvania by Harvey Adam Surface (1908)
"Hays reports that the eggs are similar to those of the musk turtle, and are laid in ... The musk turtle is variously known by the common name here used, ..."