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Graptemys barbouri CARR & MARCHAND, 1942

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Barbour's Map Turtle
G: Barbours Höckerschildkröte 
SynonymGraptemys barbouri CARR & MARCHAND 1942
Graptemys barbouri — WERMUTH & MERTENS 1977: 36
Graptemys barbouri — ERNST & BARBOUR 1989: 218
Graptemys barbouri — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 57
Graptemys barbouri — CROTHER 2000
Graptemys barbouri — RHODIN et al. 2010
Graptemys barbouri — TTWG 2021 
DistributionUSA (Alabama, Florida, Georgia, in the Gulf coastal streams of the Apalachicola River system in the Florida Panhandle, including the Chipola; adjacent Georgia)

Type locality: Chipola River bei Marianna, Jackson County, Florida.  
Reproductionoviparous. Exhibits temperature‐dependent sex determination (TSD) fide Cornejo-Páramo et al. 2020 (and references therein). 
TypesHolotype: MCZ R-46251 
CommentDiet: carnivore.

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after Thomas Barbour (1884-1946), Associate Curator of Reptiles and Amphibians (1923), and, later, Director (1927) of the Museum of Comparative Zoology at Harvard. 
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  • Carr and Marchand 1942. A new turtle from the Chipola River, Florida. Proc. New England Zool. Club 20: 98
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  • Crenshaw, J.W., Jr. & G.B. Rabb 1949. Occurrence of the Turtle Graptemys barbouri in Georgia Copeia 1949 (3): 226. - get paper here
  • Crother, B. I. (ed.) 2012. Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians, Turtles, Reptiles, and Crocodilians, Seventh Edition. Herpetological Circular 39: 1-92
  • Enge, Kevin M.;Cailteux, Richard L.;Nordhaus, Jeffery J. 1996. Geographic Distribution. Graptemys barbouri. Herpetological Review 27 (3): 150¡151 - get paper here
  • Ennen, Joshua R.; Jeffrey E. Lovich, Brian R. Kreiser, W. Selman, Carl P. Qualls 2010. Genetic and Morphological Variation Between Populations of the Pascagoula Map Turtle (Graptemys gibbonsi) in the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers with Description of a New Species. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 9 (1): 98–113 - get paper here
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  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Godwin, James C.; Jeffrey E. Lovich, Joshua R. Ennen, Brian R. Kreiser, Brian Folt, and Chris Lechowicz 2014. Hybridization of Two Megacephalic Map Turtles (Testudines: Emydidae: Graptemys) in the Choctawhatchee River Drainage of Alabama and Florida. Copeia Dec 2014, Vol. 2014, No. 4: 725-742. - get paper here
  • Hill, E. Pierson and Jonathan D. Mays. 2016. Geographic Distribution: Graptemys barbouri (Barbour's Map Turtle). Herpetological Review 47 (1): 79 - get paper here
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  • Sterrett, Sean C., John B. Jensen and Brian Folt. 2014. Graptemys barbouri (Barbour's map turtle) basking height. Herpetological Review 45 (2): 314-315 - get paper here
  • Sterrett, Sean C.; Adam J. Kaeser, Rachel A. Katz, Lora L. Smith, Jean C. Brock, and John C. Maerz 2015. Spatial Ecology of Female Barbour's Map Turtles (Graptemys barbouri) in Ichawaynochaway Creek, Georgia. Copeia 2015 (2): 263-271. - get paper here
  • Sterrett, Sean C.; Travis Kirk & Lora L. Smith 2020. Evidence of a Dietary Shift in Female Barbour's Map Turtle (Graptemys barbouri) to Exploit an Exotic Mollusk Chelonian Conservation and Biology 19 (2): 298-301 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
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