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Trachemys gaigeae (HARTWEG, 1939)

IUCN Red List - Trachemys gaigeae - Vulnerable, VU

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudines (turtles) 
SubspeciesTrachemys gaigeae gaigeae (HARTWEG 1939)
Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi (LEGLER 1990) 
Common NamesE: Big Bend Slider
G: Big-Bend-Schmuckschildkröte
E: hartwegi: Nazas Slider 
SynonymPseudemys scripta gaigae HARTWEG 1939
Chrysemys scripta gaigeae — FRITZ 1981
Trachemys scripta gaigae — STEBBINS 1985: 102
Trachemys scripta gaigae — IVERSON 1986
Trachemys scripta gaigeae [sic] — FRITZ 1990
Trachemys gaigeae — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 65
Trachemys gaigae LINER 1994
Pseudemys gaigeae — SEIDEL et al. 1999
Trachemys gaigeae gaigeae — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys scripta gaigeae [sic] — OBST 2003: 16
Trachemys gaigeae — REYNOLDS et al. 2007
Trachemys nebulosa gaigeae

Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi (LEGLER 1990)
Pseudemys scripta hartwegi LEGLER 1990
Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi — MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2005
Chrysemys scripta hartwegi
Trachemys scripta hartwegi
Trachemys nebulosa hartwegi
Trachemys ornata hartwegi
Trachemys hartwegi
Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi — STUART & WARD 2009 
DistributionUSA (S New Mexico,SW Texas),
Mexico (Durango, Rio Conchos system in Chihuahua, Coahuila)

gaigeae: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila), USA (Texas, New Mexico; Type locality: “Boquillas, Rio Grande River, Brewster County, Texas.”

hartwegi: Mexico (NE Durango, SW Coahuila) Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
TypesHolotype: UMMZ 66472. Paratypes: FMNH 27760; MCZ 4550–51(3), USNM. 
CommentConsidered as subspecies of Trachemys scripta by various authors.

Reproduction: oviparous.

Reproduction: oviparous. 
EtymologyEtymology: Named after Helen Beulah Thompson Gaige (1890-1976), American herpetologist at the University of Michigan. 
References
  • Conant,R. & Collins,J.T. 1991. A Field Guide to Reptiles and Amphibians of Eastern/Central North America, 3rd ed. Houghton Mifflin (Boston/New York), xx + 450 p.
  • 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
  • Degenhardt, William G.; C. W. Painter, and A. H. Price 1996. Amphibians and reptiles of New Mexico. Univ. New Mexico Press, 431 pp.
  • Dixon, James R. 2000. Amphibians and reptiles of Texas, second edition. Texas A&M University Press, 421 pp.
  • Ernst, C H 1992. Trachemys gaigae. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 538 : 1-4 - get paper here
  • Ernst, Carl H.; Lovich, Jeffrey E. 2009. Turtles of the United States and Canada, 2nd edition. Johns Hopkins University Press, 827 pp.
  • Fritz U 1990. Haltung und Nachzucht der Jamaika-Schmuckschildkröte Trachemys terrapen (LACÉPÈDE, 1788) und Bemerkungen zur Fortpflanzungsstrategie von neotropischen Schmuckschildkröten der Gattung Trachemys. Salamandra 26 (1): 1-18 - get paper here
  • Fritz, U. 1981. Zwei interessante mexikanische Schmuckschildkröten der Gattung Chrysemys GRAY 1844. Herpetofauna 3 (14): 25-32 - get paper here
  • Hamilton, Rodgers D. 1947. The range of Pseudemys scripta gaigeae. Copeia 1947 (1): 65-66 - get paper here
  • Hartweg,N. 1939. A new American Pseudemys. Occ. Pap. Mus. Zool. Univ. Michigan, (No.397), Jan. 12: 1-4
  • Legler, John M. 1960. Remarks on the natural history of the big bend slider, Pseudemys scripta gaigeae Hartweg Herpetologica 16: 139-140 - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2005. Chelonian Illustrations #20: Sliders of the United States and Northern Mexico. Reptilia (GB) (40): 80-83 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R.; Frank Köhler, Alexander Gutsche and Leonardo Valdés Orellana 2013. Trachemys grayi emolli (Testudines, Emydidae) in Honduras and its systematic relationships based on mitochondrial DNA. Zoosystematics and Evolution 89 (1): 21–29 - get paper here
  • Reynolds, Robert P.; Steve W. Gotte, and Carl H. Ernst 2007. Catalog of Type Specimens of Recent Crocodilia and Testudines in the National Museum of Natural History, Smithsonian Institution. Smithsonian Contributions to Zoology 626: 1-49
  • Seidel, M. E., J. N. STUART & W. G. DEGENHARDT 1999. Variation and species status of slider turtles (Emydidae: Trachemys) in the southwestern United States and adjacent Mexico. Herpetologica 55 (4): 470-487 - get paper here
  • Seidel, Michael E. 2002. Taxonomic observations on extant species and subspecies of slider turtles, genus Trachemys. Journal of Herpetology 36 (2): 285-292 - get paper here
  • Siedel, Michael E.;Degenhardt, William G.;Dixon, James R. 1997. Geographic Distribution. Trachemys gaigeae Herpetological Review 28 (3): 157 - get paper here
  • Stebbins,R.C. 1985. A Field Guide to Western Reptiles and Amphibians, 2nd ed. Houghton Mifflin, Boston
  • Stuart, James N. & Joseph p. Ward 2009. Trachemys gaigeae (Hartweg 1939) – Big Bend Slider, Mexican Plateau Slider, Jicotea de la Meseta Mexicana. Chelonian Research Monographs (5): 032.1-12
  • Stuart, James N.;Painter, Charles W.;Stearns, Brett C. 1993. Trachemys gaigeae (Big Bend slider). Maximum size Herpetological Review 24 (1): 32-33 - get paper here
  • Valdez Lares, R.; R. Muñiz-Martínez; E.Gadsden; G. Aguirre-León; G. Castañeda-Gaytán; R. Gonzalez-Tr 2013. Checklist of amphibians and reptiles of the state of Durango, México. Check List 9 (4):714-724 - get paper here
  • Wilson, Larry David; Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson 2013. A conservation reassessment of the reptiles of Mexico based on the EVS measure. Amphibian and Reptile Conservation 7 (1): 1–47 - get paper here
 
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