EMYSystem Species Page: Clemmys insculpta
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Emydinae (Emydine Turtles)
GenusGenus Clemmys (Pond Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Clemmys insculpta (Wood Turtle)
range of species Clemmys insculpta
approximate range
Original Description LeConte 1829 : 112
Type Locality "inhabits the northern states" [USA]; restricted by Schmidt (1953:92) to the "vicinity of New York City" [New York, USA]
Holotype A specimen in the MNHN is being designated as lectotype by R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Testudo insculpta
Common name Wood Turtle
Distribution Eastern Minnesota and northeastern Iowa to northern Virginia and Maine, USA and southeastern Canada
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1972b).
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