EMYSystem Text Only Genus Page: Trachemys

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
subfamily.......Deirochelyinae ()
genus...............Trachemys (Slider Turtles)
species list
T. adiutrix (Brazilian Slider)
T. decorata (Hispaniolan Slider)
T. decussata (North Antillean Slider)
T. dorbigni (Orbigny's Slider)
T. gaigeae (Big Bend Slider)
T. ornata (Ornate Slider)
T. scripta (Common Slider)
T. stejnegeri (Central Antillean Slider)
T. terrapen (Jamaican Slider)
Original Description
Agassiz 1857 : 434
Common Name
Slider Turtles
USA and Mexico south to Argentina; West Indies
Type comment: designated by Agassiz (1857:434; see also Brown 1908:114), but because it is a nomen dubium, Smith and Smith (1979:434-438) proposed that the ICZN designate Emys troosti Holbrook (1836:55) as the type species. Comment: See Comment under Chrysemys. Removed from the synonymy of Pseudemys (and Chrysemys) by Seidel and Smith (1986). Taxonomy of the West Indian forms is discussed by Seidel and Adkins (1987) and Seidel (1988).
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