EMYSystem Species Page: Pseudemys texana
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Pseudemys (Cooter Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Pseudemys texana (Texas Cooter)
range of species Pseudemys texana
approximate range
Original Description Baur 1893b : 223
Type Locality "San Antonio [Bexar County], Texas" [USA]
Holotype ANSP 246
Original name Pseudemys texana
Common name Texas Cooter
Distribution Brazos to Colorado and Guadalupe-San Antonio river basins of central Texas, USA
Comments Subgenus Ptychemys, although its closest relative is apparently P. concinna in the subgenus Pseudemys according to most authors. Considered a subspecies of Pseudemys concinna by many recent authors; but see Ward (1980 and 1984). Reviewed by Etchberger and Iverson (1990).
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