Meso-American slider

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Meso-American slider
Trachemys venusta cataspila 01.JPG
Adult
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Trachemys
Species:
T. venusta
Binomial name
Trachemys venusta
(Gray, 1856)[1][2]
Synonyms[3]
Trachemys venusta venusta
  • Emys venusta
    Gray, 1856
  • Emys valida
    LeConte, 1860
  • Clemmys valida
    Strauch, 1862
  • Callichelys venusta
    — Gray, 1863
  • Emys (Clemmys) salvini
    Günther, 1885
  • Pseudemys salvini
    Cope, 1887
  • Emys valida
    Malnate, 1971
  • Pseudemys scripta venusta
    Moll & Legler, 1971
  • Chrysemys scripta venusta
    Henderson & Hoevers, 1975
  • Trachemys scripta venusta
    Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys ornata venusta
    Walls, 1996
  • Trachemys venusta venusta
    Seidel, 2002
Trachemys venusta cataspila
  • Emys ventricosa
    Gray, 1856
  • Pseudemys ventricosa
    — Gray, 1870
  • Emys (Clemmys) cataspila
    Günther, 1885
  • Pseudemys cataspila
    — Cope, 1887
  • Chrysemys ornata var. cataspila
    Boulenger, 1889
  • Pseudemys scripta cataspila
    Carr, 1938
  • Pseudemys ornata cataspila
    Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Chrysemys scripta cataspila
    H.M. Smith & R.B. Smith, 1975
  • Trachemys scripta cataspila
    — Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys ornata cataspila
    Fritz, 1995
  • Trachemys venusta cataspila
    — Seidel, 2002
Trachemys venusta grayi
  • Emys grayi
    Bocourt, 1868
  • Callichelys grayii
    — Gray, 1870 (ex errore)
  • Emys umbra
    Bocourt, 1876
  • Pseudemys umbra
    — Cope, 1887
  • Callichelys grayi
    — Boulenger, 1889
  • Chrysemys grayi
    — Boulenger, 1889
  • Clemmys umbra
    — Strauch, 1890
  • Chrysemys umbra
    Lindholm, 1929
  • Pseudemys grayi
    — Carr, 1938
  • Pseudemys ornata grayi
    — Stuart, 1963
  • Pseudemys scripta grayi
    — Legler & Webb, 1970
  • Chrysemys scripta grayi
    — H.M. Smith & R.B. Smith, 1975
  • Pseudemys scripta umbra
    Pritchard, 1979
  • Trachemys scripta grayi
    — Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys grayi
    King & Burke, 1989
  • Trachemys ornata grayi
    — Walls, 1996
  • Trachemys venusta grayi
    — Seidel, 2002

The Meso-American slider (Trachemys venusta)[1][2] is a species of turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. The species is distributed from Mexico to Colombia.[2]

Geographic range

The species Trachemys venusta is found from southeastern Mexico to northwestern Colombia.[1]

The following three new subspecies were described in 2010.

  • Trachemys venusta iversoni – Mexico in the state of Yucatán
  • Trachemys venusta panamensisPanama
  • Trachemys venusta uhrigiCosta Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Colombia in the departments of Antioquia and Chocó

Subspecies

Nota bene: A trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Trachemys.

Etymology

The subspecific name, grayi, is in honor of British herpetologist John Edward Gray.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodin 2010, p. 000.104
  2. ^ a b c d e f Fritz 2007, pp. 210-211
  3. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 210–211. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Trachemys venusta grayi, p. 107).

Bibliography

  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
  • Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007-10-31). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-29.

Further reading

External links

  • Data related to Trachemys venusta at Wikispecies
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