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Graptemys gibbonsi LOVICH & MCCOY, 1992

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Pascagoula Map Turtle, Pearl River Map Turtle, Gibbons’ Map Turtle 
SynonymGraptemys gibbonsi LOVICH & MCCOY 1992
Graptemys gibbonsi — CROTHER 2000
Graptemys gibbousi [sic] — OBST 2003: 16
Graptemys pulchra gibbonsi
Graptemys gibbonsi — RHODIN et al. 2010
Graptemys gibbonsi — TTWG 2021 
DistributionUSA (Mississippi: Pascagoula River)

Type locality: "Chickasawhay River, Leakesville, Greene County, Mississippi, USA."  
TypesHolotype: CM (Carnegie Museum) 94979, an adult male collected by R.C. Vogt, M. Pappas, and P.S. Freed on 21July 1978. 
CommentSynonymy: Populations from Mississippi and eastern Louisiana have been assigned to Graptemys pearlensis. Praschag et al. 2017 found that G. ernsti, G. gibbonsi, G. pearlensis and G. pulchra are nearly identical genetically and, thus, likely conspecific.

Diet: carnivore.

Conservation: One of the top five endangered turtles in North America.

Habitat: freshwater (lakes, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed in honor of Dr. J. Whitfield Gibbons of the University of Georgia, Savannah River Ecology Laboratory. 
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  • Ennen, Joshua R.; Jeffrey E. Lovich, Brian R. Kreiser, W. Selman, Carl P. Qualls 2010. Genetic and Morphological Variation Between Populations of the Pascagoula Map Turtle (Graptemys gibbonsi) in the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers with Description of a New Species. Chelonian Conservation and Biology. 9 (1): 98–113 - get paper here
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  • Graham, Sean P.; Chelsea K. Ward, Jennifer Shelby Walker, Sean Sterrett, and Mary T. Mendonça 2015. Sexual Dimorphism and Seasonal Variation of Reproductive Hormones in the Pascagoula Map Turtle, Graptemys gibbonsi. Copeia 2015 (1): 42-50 - get paper here
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  • Lindeman, Peter V. 2017. Geographic Distribution: Graptemys gibbonsi (Pascagoula Map Turtle). Herpetological Review 48 (1): 122-123 - get paper here
  • Lovich J E; McCoy C J 1994. Graptemys gibbonsi Lovich and McCoy, Pascagoula map turtle. Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles 586: 1-2 - get paper here
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  • McCoy, C. J.; Oscar A. Flores-Villela, Richard C. Vogt, Michael Pappas & J. Kelly McCoy 2020. Ecology of Riverine Turtle Communities in the Southern United States: Food Resource Use and Trophic Niche Dimensions Chelonian Conservation and Biology 19 (2): 197-208 - get paper here
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  • Vogt, R C; McCoy, C J & Pappas, M; 2019. Graptemys gibbonsi (Pascagoula Map Turtle) Reproduction. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 557 - get paper here
  • Vučenović, Jelena & Peter V. Lindeman 2021. The Diets of the Pearl and Pascagoula Map Turtles (Graptemys pearlensis and Graptemys gibbonsi). Herpetologica Jun 2021 Vol. 77, No. 2: 121-127 - get paper here
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