Peninsula cooter

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Peninsula cooter
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Pseudemys
Species: P. peninsularis
Binomial name
Pseudemys peninsularis
(Carr, 1938)[1]
  • Pseudemys floridana peninsularis Carr, 1938
  • Pseudemys floridana penunsularis Allen, 1939 (ex errore)
  • Chrysemys floridana peninsularis Weaver & Rose, 1967
  • Pseudemys peninsularis Seidel, 1994

The peninsula cooter (Pseudemys peninsularis) is a species of freshwater turtle in the genus Pseudemys. It is sometimes considered a subspecies of the coastal plain cooter (P. floridana) when that turtle is not itself considered a subspecies of the river cooter (P. concinna).


The Species is widespread in peninsular Florida. It can be found in rivers, ponds, and lakes.


  1. ^ a b Rhodin 2011, p. 000.181
  2. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 194–195. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.