EMYSystem Genus Page: Clemmys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Emydinae (Emydine Turtles)
GenusGenus Clemmys (Pond Turtles)
range of genus Clemmys
approximate range
C. guttata
C. insculpta
C. marmorata
C. muhlenbergii
Original Description Ritgen 1828 : 270
Common name Pond Turtles
Distribution Southeastern Canada and eastern Minnesota to northern Florida (USA); extreme southwestern Canada to northern Baja California (Mexico)
Comments Reviewed by Bury and Ernst (1977) and Smith and Smith (1979). Merkle (1975) studied relationships using protein electrophoresis.
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