EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Graptemys pseudogeographica

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Emydidae (Pond Turtles)
subfamily.......Deirochelyinae ()
genus...............Graptemys (Map Turtles)
species..............Graptemys pseudogeographica (False Map Turtle)
Original Description
Gray 1831b : 31
(4 specimens) MNHN 9136; MNHN 9137; MNHN 9146; MNHN 9147 (designated lectotype by Bour and Dubois 1983a:42).
Type Locality
Not stated; Wabash River, New Harmony, Indiana [USA] according to LeSueur (1827:257), but quoted as "Etat-Unis, Indiana, rivière Wabash, entre MontVernon et Chaumetown (= Shawneetown), ... prés du confluent de la Wabash et de l'Ohio" by Bour and Dubois (1983a:45)
Original name
Emys pseudogeographica
Common Name
False Map Turtle
North Dakota to northwestern Ohio, south to Louisiana and East Texas (USA)
Includes Graptemys kohnii (Baur, 1890a) according to Vogt (1978; 1980) and Ward (1980); this arrangement is supported by the molecular studies of Trip Lamb (pers. comm.; see also the phylogeny for the genus on p. 178). However, this synonymy is not universally accepted (e.g., see Conant and Collins, 1991). Distribution follows Vogt (1978) until the range and specimen identifications are better clarified.
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