Spotted box turtle

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Spotted box turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Emydinae
Genus: Terrapene
Species: T. nelsoni
Binomial name
Terrapene nelsoni
Stejneger, 1925
Synonyms[1]
Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni
  • Terrapene nelsoni
    Stejneger, 1925
  • Terrapene nelsoni nelsoni
    Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Terrepene nelsoni
    — Pawley, 1971
  • Terapene nelsoni Nietzke, 1973
Terrapene nelsoni klauberi
  • Terrapene klauberi Bogert, 1943
  • Terrapene nelsoni klauberi
    — Mertens & Wermuth, 1955
  • Terapene klauberi
    — Nietzke, 1973

The spotted box turtle (Terrapene nelsoni ) is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is endemic to the Sierra Madre Occidental in Mexico.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, nelsoni, is in honor of American biologist Edward William Nelson.[2]

Subspecies[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized as being valid, including the nominotypical subspecies (listed in alphabetical order by subspecific name).[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 200. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ 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. (Terrapene nelsoni, p. 188).
  3. ^ "Terrapene nelsoni ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

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Further reading[edit]

Stejneger L (1925). "New species and subspecies of American turtles". J. Washington Acad. Sci. 15 (20): 462-463. (Terrapene nelsoni, new species, p. 463).