EMYSystem Species Page: Chrysemys picta
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Chrysemys (Painted turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Chrysemys picta (Painted Turtle)
range of species Chrysemys picta
approximate range
Original Description Schneider 1783 : 348
Type Locality "Unknown, said to be England" (in error) according to Stejneger and Barbour (1943:203); designated as "Lancaster [Lancaster Co.], Pennsylvania" [USA] by Mittleman (1945:171); designated as "vicinity of New York City" [New York, USA] by Schmidt (1953:99; in error, according to Smith and Smith, 1979:424)
Holotype Not stated; possibly in the MZUS according to R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Testudo picta
Common name Painted Turtle
Distribution Southern Canada, the USA (except for the southeast and southwest), and northern Chihuahua, Mexico; introduced in California, USA (Stebbins, 1985)
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1971).
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