Cuatro Ciénegas slider

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Cuatro Ciénegas slider
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Trachemys
Species: T. taylori
Binomial name
Trachemys taylori
(Legler, 1960)[1][2]
Synonyms[2]
  • Pseudemys scripta taylori
    Legler, 1960
  • Chrysemys scripta taylori
    H.M. Smith & Taylor, 1966
  • Chrysemys gaigeae taylori
    Weaver & Rose, 1967
  • Chrysemys taylori
    — Weaver & Rose, 1967
  • Trachemys scripta taylori
    Iverson, 1985
  • Trachemys nebulosa taylori
    Fritz, 1995
  • Trachemys ornata taylori
    Walls, 1996
  • Trachemys taylori
    Seidel, 2002

The Cuatro Ciénegas slider (Trachemys taylori)[1][2] is a species of turtle belonging to the genus Trachemys of the family Emydidae.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, taylori, is in honor of American herpetologist Edward Harrison Taylor.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

T. taylori is endemic to the Cuatro Ciénegas basin of Coahuila state in northeastern Mexico. [2][1]

Conservation status[edit]

T. taylori is an endangered species.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin et al. 2010, p. 000.104
  2. ^ a b c d Fritz & Havaš 2007, p. 209.
  3. ^ 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 taylori, p. 261).

Bibliography[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Legler JM (1960). "A New Subspecies of Slider Turtle (Pseudemys scripta) from Coahuila, México". Univ. Kansas Pub. Mus. Nat. Hist. 13 (3): 73-84. (Pseudemys scripta taylori, new subspecies).