EMYSystem Genus Page: Deirochelys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Deirochelys (Chicken Turtles)
range of genus Deirochelys
approximate range
D. reticularia
Original Description Agassiz 1857 : 441
Common name Chicken Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Considered to be closely related to Emydoidea by McDowell (1964) and Dryden (1985) based on skeletal morphology, but not by Frair (1982c) or Seidel and Adkins (1989) based on serology and myoglobins, respectively, or by Bramble (1974) or Gaffney and Meylan (1988) based on morphology.
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