EMYSystem Species Page: Rhinoclemmys rubida
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Rhinoclemmys (Neotropical Wood Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rhinoclemmys rubida (Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle)
range of species Rhinoclemmys rubida
approximate range
Original Description Cope 1869 : 148
Type Locality "Tuchitán [= Juchitán], Tehuantépec, [Oaxaca] Mexico"
Syntypes (9 specimens) USNM 45612; USNM 45613; USNM 45614; ANSP 285; ANSP 337; ANSP 338; ANSP 339; ANSP 340; ANSP 341, although Cope only noted 4 specimens, numbered 264-67, in the description.
Original name Chelopus rubidus
Common name Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle
Distribution Mexico: southwestern Jalisco through Colima to southwestern Michoacán (Mexico) and east in the Balsas basin to Mexico (state); central Oaxaca to Chiapas (Mexico)
Comments Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979), Ernst (1981d), and Groombridge (1982).
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