EMYSystem Species Page: Graptemys ouachitensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Graptemys (Map Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Graptemys ouachitensis (Ouachita Map Turtle)
range of species Graptemys ouachitensis
approximate range
Original Description Cagle 1953a : 10
Type Locality "Ouachita River, four miles northeast of Harrisonburg [Catahoula County], Louisiana" [USA]
Holotype UMMZ 104345
Original name Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis
Common name Ouachita Map Turtle
Distribution Minnesota to West Virginia to Louisiana to central Oklahoma, USA
Comments Elevated to species status by Vogt (1978; 1980) and supported by Ward (1980), although considered a subspecies of G. pseudogeographica by Conant and Collins (1991). Includes Graptemys sabinensis according to Vogt (1978; 1980), although Ward (1980) suggests that this taxon may deserve separate species status. Distribution follows Vogt (1978) until the range and specimen identifications are better clarified.
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