EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Chrysemys
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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
genus...............Chrysemys (Painted turtles)
C. picta (Painted Turtle)
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- Original Description
- Gray 1844 : 27
- Common Name
- Painted turtles
- As for the single species
- Considered by McDowell (1964), Weaver and Rose (1967), Holman (1977), and Fritz (1981b) to include Pseudemys and Trachemys. This view has been rejected by Vogt and McCoy (1980), Ernst and Ernst (1980), Ward (1984), Iverson (1986), Seidel and Smith (1986), Ernst (1990), and Legler (1990). Reviewed by Ernst (1988c) and in part by Smith and Smith (1979:418-433).
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