EMYSystem Species Page: Deirochelys reticularia
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Deirochelys (Chicken Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Deirochelys reticularia (Chicken Turtle)
range of species Deirochelys reticularia
approximate range
Original Description Latreille 1801 : 124
Type Locality "Carolina"; restricted to "Charleston" [Charleston Co., South Carolina, USA] by Harper (1940:711); neotype is from "9 miles northwest of Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina" [USA] according to Schwartz (1956a:466)
Holotype Formerly in MNHN, now lost; illustrated in the original description; CHM 54.48.1 designated neotype by Schwartz 1956a:466.
Original name Testudo reticularia
Common name Chicken Turtle
Distribution USA
Comments Reviewed by Schwartz (1956a) and Zug and Schwartz (1971).
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