EMYSystem Species Page: Graptemys pseudogeographica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Graptemys (Map Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Graptemys pseudogeographica (False Map Turtle)
range of species Graptemys pseudogeographica
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 31
Type Locality Not stated; Wabash River, New Harmony, Indiana [USA] according to LeSueur (1827:257), but quoted as "Etat-Unis, Indiana, rivière Wabash, entre MontVernon et Chaumetown (= Shawneetown), ... prés du confluent de la Wabash et de l'Ohio" by Bour and Dubois (1983a:45)
Syntypes (4 specimens) MNHN 9136; MNHN 9137; MNHN 9146; MNHN 9147 (designated lectotype by Bour and Dubois 1983a:42).
Original name Emys pseudogeographica
Common name False Map Turtle
Distribution North Dakota to northwestern Ohio, south to Louisiana and East Texas (USA)
Comments Includes Graptemys kohnii (Baur, 1890a) according to Vogt (1978; 1980) and Ward (1980); this arrangement is supported by the molecular studies of Trip Lamb (pers. comm.; see also the phylogeny for the genus on p. 178). However, this synonymy is not universally accepted (e.g., see Conant and Collins, 1991). Distribution follows Vogt (1978) until the range and specimen identifications are better clarified.
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