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Graptemys ouachitensis CAGLE, 1953

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common Namesouachitensis: Ouachita Map Turtle
G: Ouachita-Höckerschildkröte
sabinensis: Sabine Map Turtle 
SynonymGraptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis CAGLE 1953
Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis CAGLE 1953
Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 60
Graptemys ouachitensis ouachitensis — CROTHER 2000
Graptemys ouachitensis — RHODIN et al. 2010
Graptemys ouachitensis — HENNIG 2013
Graptemys pseudogeographica ouachitensis — PRASCHAG et al. 2017 
DistributionUSA (Alabama, Texas, Louisiana, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Illinois, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi)

Type locality: Ouachita River, 4 miles northeast of Harrisonburg, Louisiana.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 
CommentSynonymy: Praschag et al. 2017 “suggest that it should be considered to reinstate for G. ouachitensis the status of a subspecies of G. pseudogeographica” but they don’t explicitly relegate ouachitensis to subspecies status.

Subspecies: Graptemys ouachitensis sabinensis CAGLE 1953 has been elevated to full species status.

Diet: omnivore.

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
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