Pascagoula map turtle

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Pascagoula map turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Graptemys
Species: G. gibbonsi
Binomial name
Graptemys gibbonsi
Lovich & McCoy, 1992
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Range map
  • Graptemys gibbonsi
    Lovich & McCoy, 1992
  • Graptemys pulchra gibbonsi
    — Artner, 2003
  • Graptemys gibbousi Obst, 2003
    (ex errore)

The Pascagoula map turtle (Graptemys gibbonsi) is a species of turtle in the Emydidae family endemic to the southern United States.

Geographic range[edit]

It is found in the Pascagoula River in the United States. It formerly included a population in the Pearl River, but in 2010, that population was described as a separate species, the Pearl River map turtle, Graptemys pearlensis. The Pascagoula map turtle shares its range with the yellow-blotched map turtle, G. flavimaculata.


The specific name, gibbonsi, is in honor of American herpetologist "Whit" Gibbons.[3]


  1. ^ van Dijk, P.P. (2010). "Graptemys gibbonsi". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 8 October 2011. 
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 187. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins; Michael Grayson. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press. Baltimore. xiii + 312 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Graptemys gibbonsi, p. 100.)

Further reading[edit]

  • Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Graptemys gibbonsi. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
  • 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. ("Graptemys gibbonsi, new species", pp. 302–304, Figures 6-7.)