EMYSystem Species Page: Graptemys oculifera
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Graptemys (Map Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Graptemys oculifera (Ringed Map Turtle)
range of species Graptemys oculifera
approximate range
Original Description Baur 1890 : 262
Type Locality "Mandeville, [St. Tammany Parish] L[ouisian]a" [USA]
Syntypes (2 specimens) USNM 15511 (cited as "holotype" by Cochran 1961:233); MCZ 6430 (cited as "holotype" by Barbour and Loveridge 1929:303 and as "cotype" by Carr 1952:201); Iverson 1986b:87 and King and Burke 1989:54 erroneously recorded USNM 8808 as syntypical (see syntypes of Graptemys pulchra).
Original name Malacoclemmys oculifera
Common name Ringed Map Turtle
Distribution Pearl River drainage of Louisiana and Mississippi, USA
Comments Reviewed by Cagle (1953b), McCoy and Vogt (1988), and Kofron (1991).
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