Escambia map turtle

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Escambia map turtle
Graptemys ernsti 18Jun09 EscambiaRiver 2z.JPG
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Graptemys
Species: G. ernsti
Binomial name
Graptemys ernsti
Lovich & McCoy, 1992
Graptemys ernsti map.png
Range map
  • Graptemys ernsti
    Lovich & McCoy, 1992
  • Graptemys emstii Ferri, 2002
    (ex errore)
  • Graptemys pulchra ernsti
    — Artner, 2003

The Escambia map turtle (Graptemys ernsti) is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family endemic to the United States. It is found in southern Alabama and western Florida, in rivers which drain into Escambia Bay.[1]


The specific name, ernsti, is in honor of American herpetologist Dr. Carl Henry Ernst (born 1938).[2]


  1. ^ a b Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

Lovich, J.E., and C.J. McCoy. 1992. Review of the Graptemys pulchra Group (Reptilia: Testudines: Emydidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species. Annals of Carnegie Museum 61 (4): 293-315. ("Grapemys ernsti, new species", pp. 300-302, Figures 4-5).

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