EMYSystem Genus Page: Trachemys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
range of genus Trachemys
approximate range
T. adiutrix
T. decorata
T. decussata
T. dorbigni
T. gaigeae
T. ornata
T. scripta
T. stejnegeri
T. terrapen
Original Description Agassiz 1857 : 434
Common name Slider Turtles
Distribution USA and Mexico south to Argentina; West Indies
Comments Type comment: designated by Agassiz (1857:434; see also Brown 1908:114), but because it is a nomen dubium, Smith and Smith (1979:434-438) proposed that the ICZN designate Emys troosti Holbrook (1836:55) as the type species. Comment: See Comment under Chrysemys. Removed from the synonymy of Pseudemys (and Chrysemys) by Seidel and Smith (1986). Taxonomy of the West Indian forms is discussed by Seidel and Adkins (1987) and Seidel (1988).
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