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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Trachemys
Agassiz, 1857[1]




Trachemys is a genus of turtles belonging to the family Emydidae.[1] They are native to the Americas, ranging from the United States to northern Argentina.


Two red-eared slider turtles late afternoon at Captain Falcom Park in Corpus Christi,.


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status". Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ a b c Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007-10-31). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-29. 
  3. ^ a b Harfush-Meléndez, Martha; Buskirk, James R. (2008-07-29). "New Distributional Data on the Tehuantepec Slider, Trachemys grayi, in Oaxaca, Mexico". Retrieved 2012-02-12. 
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Rhodin 2010, p. 000.104
  5. ^ a b c d Fritz 2007, pp. 210-211

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