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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Brazilian Slider 
SynonymTrachemys adiutrix VANZOLINI 1995
Trachemys adiutrix — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys adiutrix — REYNOLDS et al. 2007
Trachemys adiutrix — TTWG 2014: 360
Trachemys adiutrix — SEIDEL & ERNST 2017
Trachemys dorbigni adiutrix — TTWG 2017: 62
Trachemys dorbigni adiutrix — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017
Trachemys adiutrix — VOGT et al. 2019
Trachemys adiutrix — BARRETO et al. 2020
Trachemys adiutrix — ARAÚJO et al. 2021
Trachemys adiutrix — TTWG 2021 
DistributionBrazil (Maranhao, Piaui)

Type locality: “Brasil: Maranhão: Santo Amaro, 02°33'S, 43°14'W.”  
TypesHolotype: MZUSP 3224. Paratypes: MZUSP 3221–23, 3225, USNM 329467 (formerly MZUSP 3226) (alcoholic male, CL 144 mm), from the type locality, collected by Paulo E. Vanzolini and Maria do Socorro Pinheiro, 9–11 Mar 1993. One of the specimens was cited as MZUSP 3226 in the original description 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (lakes, ponds, rivers) 
EtymologyThe feminine Latin adiutrix, helper, honors Dr. Maria do Socorro Pinheiro, who rediscovered the species and was Vanzolini’s field companion. 
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