EMYSystem Species Page: Trachemys dorbigni
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Trachemys dorbigni (Orbigny's Slider)
range of species Trachemys dorbigni
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Original Description Duméril and Bibron 1835 : 272
Type Locality "Buenos-Ayres"
Holotype MNHN 9221
Original name Emys dorbigni
Common name Orbigny's Slider
Distribution Extreme southern Brazil through Uruguay and into northeastern Argentina
Comments Reviewed by Seidel (1989). Considered a subspecies of T. scripta by some authors (e.g., Legler, 1990).
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