EMYSystem Species Page: Graptemys pulchra
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Graptemys (Map Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Graptemys pulchra (Alabama Map Turtle)
range of species Graptemys pulchra
approximate range
Original Description Baur 1893a : 675
Type Locality "Montgomery, [Montgomery Co.] Ala[bama]." [USA]
Syntypes (2 specimens) USNM 8808; the skull of one of the syntypes was removed and apparently catalogued as USNM 29526 (e.g., see King and Burke 1989:55); however, a note in the type catalog suggests that Fred Cagle identified that skull as G. oculifera; Cochran 1961:231 and Lovich 1985 recorded both USNM 8808 and USNM 29526 as the syntypes; however, the dry skull has now been recatalogued as USNM 252600 and should not be considered syntypical according to George Zug pers. comm.
Original name Graptemys pulchra
Common name Alabama Map Turtle
Distribution Pearl river drainage in eastern Louisiana and Mississippi east to the Escambia and Blackwater-Yellow river drainages in western Florida, USA
Comments Reviewed by Cagle (1952), Shealy (1976), and Lovich (1985).
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