EMYSystem Species Page: Trachemys terrapen
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Deirochelyinae ()
GenusGenus Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Trachemys terrapen (Jamaican Slider)
range of species Trachemys terrapen
approximate range
Original Description Bonnaterre 1789 : 30
Type Locality "aux Antilles & particulierement a la Jamaïque [= Jamaica] . . . tres commune dans les lacs"
Holotype Not located
Original name Testudo terrapen
Common name Jamaican Slider
Distribution Jamaica; introduced on Cat Island, Eleuthra, Andros and Paradise Island, Bahamas
Comments Originally described by Lacepède (1788
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