You are here » home advanced search search results Trachemys venusta

Trachemys venusta (GRAY, 1855)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Trachemys venusta?

Add your own observation of
Trachemys venusta »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
SubspeciesTrachemys venusta venusta (GRAY 1855)
Trachemys venusta callirostris (GRAY 1855)
Trachemys venusta cataspila (GÜNTHER 1885)
Trachemys venusta chichiriviche PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984
Trachemys venusta iversoni MCCORD, JOSEPH-OUNI, HAGEN & BLANCK 2010
Trachemys venusta uhrigi MCCORD, JOSEPH-OUNI, HAGEN & BLANCK 2010 
Common Namescataspila: Huastecan slider
iversoni: Yucatan Slider
panamensis: Panamanian Slider
uhrigi: Uhrig’s Slider
venusta: Meso-American Slider
callirostris: G: Kinnfleck-Schmuckschildkröte
callirostris: Colombian Slider
chichiriviche: Venezuelan Slider 
SynonymEmys venusta GRAY 1856 (1855): 24
Testudo panama PERRY 1810 (nomen oblitum)
Trachemys scripta venusta — FRITZ 1990
Trachemys venusta — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys scripta venusta — KOLLER 2005
Trachemys venusta — ERNST et al. 2006
Trachemys venusta venusta — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Chrysemys ornata — HENDERSON 2010
Trachemys ornata venusta — MCCRANIE et al. 2013
Trachemys venusta — TTWG 2014: 365
Trachemys venusta venusta — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017

Trachemys venusta cataspila (GÜNTHER 1885)
Emys cataspila GÜNTHER 1885: 4
Trachemys scripta cataspila — FRITZ 1990
Trachemys venusta cataspila — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys venusta cataspila — MENDOZA QUIJANO et al. 2004
Trachemys venusta cataspila — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Trachemys venusta cataspila — TTWG 2014: 365
Trachemys venusta cataspila — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017

Trachemys venusta iversoni MCCORD et al. 2010
Trachemys venusta iversoni — TTWG 2014
Trachemys venusta iversoni — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017

Trachemys venusta uhrigi MCCORD, JOSEPH-OUNI, HAGEN & BLANCK 2010
Trachemys venusta uhrigi — TTWG 2014: 366
Trachemys venusta uhrigi — TTWG 2017

Trachemys venusta callirostris (GRAY 1855)
Emys callirostris GRAY 1855
Emys callorostris GRAY 1855 (error typographicus)
Emys callirostris — GÜNTHER 1885: 5
Pseudemys callirostris — COPE 1887
Chrysemys ornata var. callirostris — BOULENGER 1889
Pseudemys ornata callirostris — WERMUTH & MERTENS 1977: 56
Chrysemys ornata callirostris — FRITZ & BIENERT 1981
Pseudemys scripta callirostris — LEGLER 1990: 89
Trachemys dorbigni callirostris — IVERSON 1992
Trachemys callirostris — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys scripta callirostris — MARTINEZ SILVESTRE & ARIAS BERNAL 2004
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — MARTINEZ SILVESTRE & ARIAS BERNAL 2005
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — DAZA & PÁEZ 2007
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — TTWG 2014: 361
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — TTWG 2017
Trachemys callirostris callirostris — SEIDEL & ERNST 2017
Trachemys venusta callirostris — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017

Trachemys venusta chichiriviche PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984
Pseudemys scripta chichiriviche PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984
Trachemys scripta chichiriviche PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984
Pseudemys scripta chichiriviche — LEGLER 1990: 89
Chrysemys scripta (ornata) chichiriviche — KAMPRATH 1990
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche — TTWG 2014: 361
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche — TTWG 2017
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche — SEIDEL & ERNST 2017
Trachemys venusta chichiriviche — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017 
DistributionBelize, Colombia (Antioquia, Chocó), Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Puebla, Yucatán), Nicaragua, Panama

callirostris: Colombia (Antioquia, Atlántico, Bolívar, Cesar, Córdoba, La Guajira, Magdalena, Santander, Sucre),Venezuela (Carabobo, Falcón, Yaracuy, Zulia). Type locality: Restricted to Rio Magdalena, Colombia, by Müller 1040.

chichiriviche: Venezuela (Carabobo, Falcón, Yaracuy); Type locality: Lago de Tacarigua,*Edo. Falcón, Venezuela (68° 15' W, 11° 4' N)

cataspila: Mexico (Tamaulipas, San Luis Potosi, Verzcruz, Hidalgo [HR 35: 81]).

iversoni: Mexico (N Yucatan); Type locality: A Cenote on the north side of the highway, 13.8 km east of Buctzotz, Yucatán, Mexico.

venusta: Belize, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Oaxaca, Quintana Roo, Tabasco, Veracruz, Yucatán);Type locality: “Mexico, Honduras and America”, restricted to “Honduras” by SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 31.

uhrigi: Colombia (Antioquia, Chocó), Costa Rica, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama; Type locality: Río Chamelecón drainage 3 km south of San Pedro Sula, northwestern Caribbean coastal Honduras.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH (fide SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 31)
Type: BMNH 1947.3.4.87 (and possibly additional specimens) [callirostris]
Syntypes: BMNH 1844.2.19.3 (shell); 1946.1.22.39 (pre- served juvenile); BMNH 1947.3.5.19, formerly 1855.9.17.1 4 (stuffed female); BMNH 1947.3.5. 20, formerly 1848.7.28.26 (stuffed female); BMNH 1947.3.5.21, formerly 1848.7.28.27 (half-grown juvenile, 158.75 mm); BMNH 1947.3.5.22 (juvenile, 107.95 mm); BMNH 1947.3.5.24 (adult shell); and 1947.3.4.25, formerly 1851.6.2.4 (stuffed adult) [cataspila]
Holotype: FSM 53333, an adult female, collected by Uta Schmidt, August 7, 1978 [chichiriviche]
Holotype: FLMNH 50478, adult female, preserved in alcohol, collected in April 1981 by John Iverson [iversoni]
Holotype: FLMNH 157800 (Florida Museum of Natural History), adult female, preserved in alcohol, collected in May 1993 by Dennis Uhrig. [uhrigi] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSubspecies: Trachemys venusta grayi (BOCOURT 1868) is now considered as a valid species. T. c. callirostris and T. c. chichiriviche (Seidel 2002) can be differentiated using molecular data (Jackson et al. 2008). The TTWG 2017: 63 checklist is undecided about the status of callirostris and lists it both as species and subspecies of venusta.

Synonymy: MCCRANIE et al. 2013 suggested to synonymize Trachemys venusta uhrigi MCCORD et al. 2010 “has no taxonomic validity”, given the substantial variation within T. venusta. SMITH & TAYLOR 1950: 31 listed this species as a synonym of Pseudemys scripta ornata.

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, ponds, rivers)

Distribution (callirostris): Not in Brazil fide COSTA & BERNILS 2015. See map in TTWG 2014: 361.

NCBI TaxonID: 365651 [callirostris] 
EtymologyThe specific epithet is derived from the Latin adjective venustus, meaning "like venus, charming, beautiful, elegant, or graceful.” 
References
  • Bager, A.; de Freitas, T.R.O. & Krause, L. 2007. Nesting ecology of a population of Trachemys dorbignyi (Emydidae) in Southern Brazil. Herpetologica 63 (1): 56-65 - get paper here
  • Blanco-Torres, Argelina; Lina Báez S., Edgar Patiño-Flores, Juan M. Renjifo-R. 2013. Herpetofauna from the middle valley of the Ranchería river, La Guajira, Colombia Rev. Biodivers. Neotrop. 3 (2): 113-22
  • Bocourt,M.F. 1868. Descriptions de quelques chéloniens nouveaux appartenant a la faune Mexicaine. Ann. Sci. Nat. Zool., (Ser. 5) 10 (Pts. 1-3), p. 121-122 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1886. A synopsis of the reptiles and batrachians of the province Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (5) 18: 423-445 - get paper here
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Daza, J.M. & Páez, V.P. 2007. Morphometric variation and its effect on reproductive potential in female Colombian Slider Turtles (Trachemys callirostris callirostris). Herpetologica 63 (2): 125-134 - get paper here
  • Duméril, A. M.C., G. BIBRON & A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 9. Paris, XX + 440 S. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., and G. Bibron. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 p. - get paper here
  • Ernst, C. H. and M. E. Seidel 2006. Trachemys venusta. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 832: 1-12. - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Freiberg, M. 1969. Una nuevo subespecie de Pseudemys dorbignyi (Duméril et Bibron) (Reptilia, Chelonia, Emydidae) Physis, Buenos Aires 77: 308
  • 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. 1990. Balzverhalten und Systematik in der Subtribus Nectemydina. 1. Die Gattung Trachemys, besonders Trachemys scripta callirostris (Gray, 1855). Salamandra 26 (4): 221-245 - get paper here
  • Fritz, U. & Bienert, H.-D. 1981. Übersicht über die neuweltliche Sumpfschildkrötengattung Chrysemys GRAY (Pseudemys GRAY = Synonym für Chrysemys GRAY). Herpetofauna 3 (10): 17-22 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1856. Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). British Museum, London, 79 pp. [1855]
  • Günther, A. C. L. G. 1885. Reptilia and Batrachia. Biologia Centrali-Américana. Taylor, & Francis, London, 326 pp. [published in parts from 1885-1902; reprint by the SSAR 1987] - get paper here
  • Harfush-Meléndez, Martha and James R. Buskirk 2008. New Distributional Data on the Tehuantepec Slider, Trachemys grayi, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(2): 274-276 - get paper here
  • Henderson, C.L. 2010. Mammals, Amphibians, and Reptiles of Costa Rica - A field guide. University of Texas Press, Austin, 198 pp.
  • Hennig, A. S. 2011. Auf dem Weg ins All - Die Welt der Buchstaben-Schmuckschildkröte, Trachemys scripta Teil 2. Reptilia (Münster) 16 (92): 52-59 - get paper here
  • Hennig, A.S. 2003. Schmuckschildkröten aus Nordamerika. Draco 4 (13): 73-78 - get paper here
  • Jackson, J.T., Starkey, D.E., Guthrie, R.W & Forstner, M.R.J. 2008. A mitochondrial DNA phylogeny of extant species of the genus Trachemys with resulting taxonomic implications. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 7: 131−135
  • KAMPRATH, U. 1990. Nachzucht der Venezuela - Schmuckschildkröte Chrysemys scripta (ornata) chichiriviche (PRITCHARD & TREBBAU 1984). Sauria 12 (1): 11-14 - get paper here
  • Koller, Rene 2005. Herpetologoische waarnemingen in Belize, deel 2: reptielen. Lacerta 63 (1): 4-19 - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M. 1990. The genus Pseudemys in Mesoamerica: Taxonomy, distribution, and origins. in J.W. Gibbons (ed.): Life history and Ecology of the Slider Turtle. Smithsonian Institution Press, pp. 82-105 - get paper here
  • Legler, J.M. & Webb,R.G. 1970. A New Slider Turtle (Pseudemys scripta) from Sonora, Mexico. Herpetologica 26: 157-168 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A. and James R. Dixon 2013. Amphibians and Reptiles of San Luis Potosí. Eagle Mountain Publishing, xii + 300 pp.
  • Lemos-Espinal, Julio A., Geoffrey R. Smith 2015. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Hidalgo, Mexico. Check List 11 (3): 1642 - get paper here
  • Martínez Silvestre, A. & Arias Bernal, L. 2004. Trachemys scripta callirostris: biology, use, and conservation of the Slider Turtle in Colombia. Reptilia (GB) (36): 48-53 - get paper here
  • Martinez-Silvestre, A. & Arias-Bernal, I. 2005. Trachemys callirostris callirostris: Biologie, Nutzung und Schutz der Kinnfleck-Schmuckschildkröte in Kolumbien. Reptilia (Münster) 10 (51): 78-82 - get paper here
  • McCord, William P.; Mehdi Joseph-Ouni, Cris Hagen, and Torsten Blanck 2010. Three New Subspecies of Trachemys venusta (Testudines: Emydidae) from Honduras, Northern Yucatán (Mexico), and Pacific Coastal Panama. Reptilia (GB): 39-49 - get paper here
  • McCranie, James R. 2018. The Lizards, Crocodiles, and Turtles of Honduras. Systematics, Distribution, and Conservation. Bulletin of the Museum of Comparative Zoology, Special Publication Series (2): 1- 666 - 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
  • Medina-Rangel, Guido Fabián 2013. CAMBIO EstACIOnAl En El UsO DE lOs RECURsOs DE lA COMUnIDAD DE REptIlEs En El COMplEJO CEnAgOsO DE ZApAtOsA, DEpARtAMEntO DEl CEsAR (Colombia). Caldasia 35 (1):103-122
  • Mertens, R. 1967. Bemerkenswerte Süßwasserschildkröten aus Brasilien. Senckenbergiana Biologica 48 (1): 71-82
  • METHNER, K. 1989. Die Schildkröten des unteren Rio Magdalena (Kolumbien). Sauria 11 (4): 9-11 - get paper here
  • Moll, E.O. and J.M. Legler. 1971. The life history of a neotropical slider turtle, Pseudemys scripta (Schoepff), in Panama. Bulletin of the Los Angeles County Museum of Natural History 11:1-102.
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18 - get paper here
  • Parham, James F.; Theodore J. Papenfuss, Peter Paul van Dijk, Byron S. Wilson, Cristian Marte, Lourdes Rodriguez Schettino, W. Brian Simison 2013. Genetic introgression and hybridization in Antillean freshwater turtles (Trachemys) revealed by coalescent analyses of mitochondrial and cloned nuclear markers. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 67 (1):176–187 - get paper here
  • Pritchard, P.C.H., and P. Trebbau. 1984. The Turtles of Venezuela. SSAR Contributions to Herpetology 2: viii + 402 pp.
  • RIVAS, GILSON A.; CÉSAR R. MOLINA, GABRIEL N. UGUETO, TITO R. BARROS, CÉSAR L. BAR- RIO-AMORÓS & PHILIPPE J. R. KOK 2012. Reptiles of Venezuela: an updated and commented checklist. Zootaxa 3211: 1–64 - get paper here
  • Seidel M E 1990. Trachemys dorbigni (Dumeril and Bibron). Orgigny's slider. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 486: 1-3 [1989] - 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
  • Seidel, Michael E. & Carl H. Ernst 2017. A Systematic Review of the Turtle Family Emydidae Vertebrate Zoology 67 (1): 1–122 - get paper here
  • Sunyer, Javier 2014. An updated checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Nicaragua. Mesoamerican Herpetology 1 (2): 186–202. - get paper here
  • Terán-Juárez, Sergio A., Elí García Padilla, Vicente Mata-Silva, Jerry D. Johnson and Larry David Wilson. 2016. The herpetofauna of Tamaulipas, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 3 (1): 43–113 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Anders G.J. Rhodin, John B. iverson, Roger Bour, Uwe Fritz, Arthur GeoRges, H. BRadley Shaffer, and Peter Paul van Dijk 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Ed Chelonian Research Monographs 7:1–292. doi: 10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Dijk, Peter Paul van; John B. Iverson, H. Bradley Shaffer; Roger Bour & Anders G.J. Rhodin [turtle taxonomy working group] 2012. Turtles of the World, 2012 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J.; van Dijk, P.P.; Iverson, J.B. & Shaffer, H.B. [turtle taxonomy working group] 2010. Turtles of the World, 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010 - get paper here
  • Valverde, J. 2009. Südamerikanische Schildkröten. Reptilia (Münster) 14 (80): 16-27 - get paper here
  • Van Denburgh,J. 1895. A review of the herpetology of Lower California. Part I - Reptiles. Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci. (2) 5: 77-163 - get paper here
  • Vargas-Ramírez M, del Valle C, Ceballos CP, Fritz U. 2017. Trachemys medemi n. sp. from northwestern Colombia turns the biogeography of South American slider turtles upside down. J Zool Syst Evol Res. 2017;55:326–339 - get paper here
  • Ward, J.P. 1984. Relationships of the Chrysemyd turtles of North America (Testudines: Emydidae). Special Publications of the Museum of the Texas Technological University 21: 1-50
  • Woolrich-Piña, G. A., E. García-Padilla, D. L. DeSantis, J. D. Johnson, V. Mata-Silva, and L. D. Wilson. 2017. The herpetofauna of Puebla, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Mesoamerican Herpetology 4(4): 791–884
 
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

As link to this species use URL address:

http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Trachemys&species=venusta

without field 'search_param'. Field 'search_param' is used for browsing search result.



Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator