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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Emydinae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesBlanding's Turtle 
SynonymCistudo blandingii HOLBROOK 1838: 35
Testudo flava LACÉPÈDE 1788 (nomen oblitum)
Testudo meleagris SHAW 1793 (nomen oblitum)
Testudo meleagris — SHAW & NODDER 1793: plate 144
Emys blandingii — STRAUCH 1862
Emydoidea blandingii — GRAY 1870: 19
Emys blandingii — BOULENGER 1889
Emys blandingii — BLANCHARD 1923
Emys blandingii — CONANT 1938
Emys twentei TAYLOR 1943:250
Emydoidea blandingii — LOVERIDGE & WILLIAMS 1957
Emydoidea blandingii — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 73
Emydoidea blandingii — CROTHER 2000
Emys blandingii — FELDMAN & PARHAM 2002
Emydoidea blandingii — OBST 2003: 16
Emys blandingii — SPINKS & SHAFFER 2009
Emydoidea blandingii — ERNST & LOVICH 2009
Emydoidea blandingii — FRITZ et al. 2011
Emys blandingii — SPINKS et al. 2016 
DistributionCanada (S Ontario, SW Quebec, isolated populations in SC Nova Scotia),
USA (the Great lakes region, Michigan, NW Pennsylvania, N Ohio, N Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, W Nebraska, Iowa , NE Missouri, in scattered localities in E New York, SC Connecticut, S Rhode Island, NE Massachusetts, S New Hampshire, SW Maine)

Type locality: Fox River, Illinois.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: ANSP 26123 
CommentType species: Cistudo blandingii HOLBROOK 1838: 35 is the type species of the genus Emydoidea GRAY 1870. 
EtymologyNamed after Dr. William Blanding (1772-1857), American naturalist. 
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