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Trachemys yaquia (LEGLER & WEBB, 1970)

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Yaqui Slider
S: Jicotea del Yaqui 
SynonymPseudemys scripta yaquia LEGLER & WEBB 1970
Pseudemys scripta yaquia — LEGLER 1990
Trachemys yaquia — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys yaquia — HENNIG 2002
Trachemys dorbigni yaquia — OBST 2003: 16
Trachemys yaquia — MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2005
Trachemys yaquia — TTWG 2014: 366
Trachemys yaquia — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017
Trachemys yaquia — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (Sonora, Chihuahua)

Type locality: Río Mayo, Conicarit, Sonora, Mexico, 27° 14’ N, 109° 06’ W.  
TypesHolotype: UU 6030 (University of Utah Museum of Zoology), mature female. Paratypes: total of 11 adult or subadult specimens from the type locality; UU 6028-29*, ASU 6776, females; UU 6031, 6032*, 6033, ASU 6749-52, 6775, males. Numbers marked with an asterisk indicate specimens prepared in same manner as holotype. Paratypies from Arizona State University were collected on 31 August 1966. 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (lakes, ponds, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after the Yaqui drainage of Sonora, the land of the Yaqui Indians. 
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Enderson, Erik F.; Thomas R. Van Devender, Robert L. Bezy 2014. Amphibians and reptiles of Yécora, Sonora and the Madrean Tropical Zone of the Sierra Madre Occidental in northwestern Mexico. Check List 10 (4): 913-926 - 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 JA, Smith GR, Rorabaugh JC 2019. A conservation checklist of the amphibians and reptiles of Sonora, Mexico, with updated species lists. ZooKeys 829: 131-160 - 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
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18 - 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
  • 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
  • Turner, D. S., Van Devender, T. R., Hale, S. F., Zach, R., Martínez, R., Van Devender, R. W., ... & Paholski, C. 2022. Amphibians and reptiles of Rancho Las Playitas area, Sonora, Mexico. Sonoran Herpetologist, 35, 50-59 - 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
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