EMYSystem Species Page: Trachemys decorata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Trachemys decorata (Hispaniolan Slider)
range of species Trachemys decorata
approximate range
Original Description Barbour and Carr 1940 : 409
Type Locality "Fond Parisien, [Dépt. de l'Ouest] Haiti"
Holotype MCZ 36862
Original name Pseudemys decorata
Common name Hispaniolan Slider
Distribution Southern Haiti and the southern Dominican Republic on the island of Hispaniola
Comments Reviewed by Bickham (1980; as Pseudemys decorata), Seidel (1988), and Schwartz and Henderson (1991). Although Seidel and Inchaustegui Miranda (1984) considered this taxon to be a subspecies of Trachemys stejnegeri, they now believe it deserves species status (see Seidel and Adkins, 1987; Seidel, 1988).
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