Central Antillean slider

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Central Antillean slider
Trachemys stejnegeri01.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Trachemys
Species: T. stejnegeri
Binomial name
Trachemys stejnegeri[1]
(Schmidt, 1928)[1]
Synonyms[3]
Trachemys stejnegeri stejnegeri
Trachemys stejnegeri malonei
  • Pseudemys malonei
    Barbour & Carr, 1938
  • Pseudemys palustris malonei
    — Mertens, 1939
  • Pseudemys terrapen malonei
    — Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Chrysemys malonei
    — Schwartz, 1968
  • Chrysemys terrapen malonei
    — Obst, 1983
  • Trachemys stejnegeri malonei
    — Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys malonei
    — Seidel & Adkins, 1987
Trachemys stejnegeri vicina
  • Pseudemys vicina
    Barbour & Carr, 1940
  • Pseudemys stejnegeri vicina
    — Barbour & Carr, 1940
  • Pseudemys terrapen vicina
    — Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Pseudemys decussata vicina
    — E. Williams, 1956
  • Chrysemys decussata vicina
    — Schwartz & Thomas, 1975
  • Chrysemys stejnegeri vicina
    — Bickham & Baker, 1976
  • Chrysemys terrapen vicina
    — Obst, 1983
  • Trachemys stejnegeri vicina
    — Seidel & Incháustegui, 1984
  • Chrysemys terrapen wicina
    Gosławski & Hryniewicz, 1993
    (ex errore)

The Central Antillean slider (Trachemys stejnegeri ), is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is endemic to the West Indies.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, stejnegeri, is in honor of Norwegian-born American herpetologist Leonhard Stejneger.[4]

Geographic range[edit]

T. stejnegeri is found in Puerto Rico, Great Inagua,[5] Dominican Republic, and Haiti.[1]

Subspecies[edit]

Three subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies.

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f Rhodin 2010, p. 000.103-000.104.
  2. ^ Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group (1996). Trachemys stejnegeri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Archived June 27, 2014, at the Wayback Machine. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
  3. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 208–209. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. 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 stejnegeri, p. 252).
  5. ^ Fritz 2007, pp. 208-209.

External links[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Schmidt KP (1928). "Scientific Survey of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands: Amphibians and Land Reptiles of Puerto Rico, With a List of Those Reported from the Virgin Islands". New York Acad. Sci. 10 (1): 1-160. (Pseudemys stejnegeri, new species, pp. 147-150; Figures 51-52).
  • Schwartz A, Thomas R (1975). A Check-list of West Indian Amphibians and Reptiles. Carnegie Museum of Natural History Special Publication No. 1. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Carnegie Museum of Natural History. 216 pp. (Chrysemys decussata stejnegeri, new combination, p. 47; C. d. vicina, new combination, p. 48; C. malonei, p. 48).