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Graptemys caglei HAYNES & MCKOWN, 1974

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Cagle's Map Turtle 
SynonymGraptemys caglei HAYNES & MCKOWN 1974
Graptemys caglei — CONANT & COLLINS 1991: 61
Graptemys caglei — CROTHER 2000
Graptemys caglei — TTWG 2014
Graptemys caglei — TTWG 2021 
DistributionUSA (Guadalupe and San Antonio river drainages in SC Texas)

Type locality: Guadalupe River, 8 km NW Cuero, DeWitt Co, Texas, USA.  
TypesHolotype: TNHC 36061 (Texas Natural History Collections, University of Texas at Austin); paratypes: TNHC 
CommentDiet: carnivore.

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after Tulane University testudinologist Fred R. Cagle. 
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