EMYSystem Species Page: Pseudemys nelsoni
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Pseudemys (Cooter Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Pseudemys nelsoni (Florida Red-bellied Turtle)
range of species Pseudemys nelsoni
approximate range
Original Description Stejneger 1925 : 463
Type Locality "Fellsmere, Indian River County,Florida," [USA]
Holotype MCZ 39888
Original name Pseudemys nelsoni
Common name Florida Red-bellied Turtle
Distribution Florida, and SE Georgia [USA]; the identification of populations in northwest Florida is problematical (see Jackson, 1978a; and Iverson and Etchberger, 1989)
Comments Subgenus Ptychemys. Sometimes referred to as Pseudemys rubriventris nelsoni (e.g., Wermuth and Mertens, 1977; Fritz, 1989a; Obst, 1983b). Reviewed by Jackson (1978).
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