EMYSystem Genus Page: Pseudemys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Pseudemys (Cooter Turtles)
range of genus Pseudemys
approximate range
P. alabamensis
P. concinna
P. floridana
P. gorzugi
P. nelsoni
P. peninsularis
P. rubriventris
P. suwanniensis
P. texana
Original Description Gray 1855 : 33
Common name Cooter Turtles
Distribution Eastern USA and NE Mexico
Comments See Comment under Chrysemys. The arrangement of species and subspecies by Wermuth and Mertens (1977) differs considerably from most recent reviews (e.g., Pritchard, 1979; Iverson, 1986b); but see Fritz and Bienert, 1981). Smith and Smith (1979) discuss the problem. The partitioning of the formerly included species between Pseudemys and Trachemys is discussed by Seidel and Smith (1986) and Seidel and Jackson (1990). Subgenera under species accounts (i.e., Pseudemys and Ptychemys) follow Ward (1984).
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