EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Pseudemys

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
subfamily.......Deirochelyinae ()
genus...............Pseudemys (Cooter Turtles)
species list
P. alabamensis (Alabama Red-bellied Turtle)
P. concinna (River Cooter)
P. floridana (Common Cooter)
P. gorzugi (Rio Grande Cooter)
P. nelsoni (Florida Red-bellied Turtle)
P. peninsularis (Peninsula Cooter)
P. rubriventris (American Red-bellied Turtle)
P. suwanniensis (Suwannee Cooter)
P. texana (Texas Cooter)
Original Description
Gray 1855 : 33
Common Name
Cooter Turtles
Eastern USA and NE Mexico
See Comment under Chrysemys. The arrangement of species and subspecies by Wermuth and Mertens (1977) differs considerably from most recent reviews (e.g., Pritchard, 1979; Iverson, 1986b); but see Fritz and Bienert, 1981). Smith and Smith (1979) discuss the problem. The partitioning of the formerly included species between Pseudemys and Trachemys is discussed by Seidel and Smith (1986) and Seidel and Jackson (1990). Subgenera under species accounts (i.e., Pseudemys and Ptychemys) follow Ward (1984).
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