EMYSystem Species Page: Pseudemys rubriventris
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Pseudemys (Cooter Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Pseudemys rubriventris (American Red-bellied Turtle)
range of species Pseudemys rubriventris
approximate range
Original Description LeConte 1829 : 101
Type Locality "in rivers from New-Jersey to Virginia, . . . in such as are rocky; in the Delaware, near Trenton" [USA]; stated as "Delaware River, near Trenton, New Jersey" [USA] by Schmidt (1953:103)
Holotype A specimen in the MNHN is being designated as lectotype by R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Testudo rubriventris
Common name American Red-bellied Turtle
Distribution Eastern Massachusetts and central New Jersey to northeastern North Carolina, USA
Comments Subgenus Ptychemys. See Comments under Pseudemys nelsoni and P. alabamensis. The Massachussetts population, named P. r. bangsi by Babcock (1937:293), is not taxonomically distinguishable according to Iverson and Graham (1990). Reviewed by Graham (1991).
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