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Chrysemys picta dorsalis (aka).jpg
Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines (=Chelonii)
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae

The Deirochelyinae are a subfamily of Emydidae. Consists of species native to North, and South America, some of which are frequently kept as pets. As a result of pet trade, one species, the red-eared slider, can now be found in many parts of the world.[1]



  1. ^ "Turtles of the World: Trachemys scripta". Retrieved 2008-07-22. 

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