EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys areolata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys areolata (Furrowed Wood Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys areolata
approximate range
Original Description Duméril and Bibron 1851 in Duméril & Duméril 1851 : 10
Type Locality "Province du Petén (Amér. centr.)"; restricted to "La Libertad" [El Petén, Guatemala] by Smith and Taylor (1950b:30); corrected to "Flores" [El Petén, Guatemala] by Dunn and Stuart (1951:60)
Holotype MNHN 9424
Original name Emys areolata
Common name Furrowed Wood Turtle
Distribution Atlantic versant of southern Veracruz to the Yucatan Peninsula and Isla Cozumel (Mexico), Belize, northern Guatemala, and northwestern Honduras
Comments Reviewed by Ernst (1980b), Smith and Smith (1979), and Groombridge (1982). Geographic variation is discussed by Perez-Higareda and Smith (1987).
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