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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Trachemys
Agassiz, 1857[1][2][3]


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

Species and subspecies[edit]


Two red-eared slider turtles basking in late afternoon at Captain Falcon Park in Corpus Christi, Texas.
  • T. g. gaigeae (Hartweg, 1939) – Big Bend slider[1]
  • T. g. hartwegi (Legler, 1990)Nazas slider[1]
  • T. n. hiltoni (Carr, 1942)Fuerte slider[1]
  • T. n. nebulosa (Van Denburgh, 1895) – Baja California slider[1]

Nota bene: In the above list, a binomial authority or a trinomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species or subspecies was originally described in a genus other than Trachemys.



  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 af Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status" (PDF). 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" (PDF). 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. ^ Vargas-Ramírez, Mario; del Valle, Carlos; Ceballos, Claudia P.; Fritz, Uwe (2017). "Trachemys medemi n. sp. from northwestern Colombia turns the biogeography of South American slider turtles". Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research 55 (4): 326-339. doi:10.1111/jzs.12179
  5. ^ a b c d e f g Rhodin 2010, p. 000.104.
  6. ^ a b c d Fritz 2007, pp. 210-211.
  7. ^ "Paleontologist Discovers New Fossil Turtle Species in Tennessee | Paleontology |". Breaking Science News | Retrieved 2018-03-04.

Further reading[edit]

  • Agassiz L (1857). Contributions to the Natural History of the United States of America. Vol. I. Boston: Little, Brown and Company. li + 452 pp. (Trachemys, new genus, p. 434).

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