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Rhinoclemmys rubida (COPE, 1870)

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Rhinoclemmydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
SubspeciesRhinoclemmys rubida rubida (COPE 1870)
Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha (MOSIMANN & RABB 1953) 
Common NamesE: Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle
S: Casco Amarillo 
SynonymChelopus rubidus COPE 1870: 148
Emys rubida — GÜNTHER 1885: 8
Nicoria rubida — BOULENGER 1889
Geoemyda rubida — SIEBENROCK 1909
Rhinoclemmys rubida — LINER 1994
Rhinoclemmys rubida — KÖHLER 2000: 22
Chelopus rubidus — YASUKAWA et al. 2001 (fide SCHILDE 2004)
Rhinoclemmys rubida — TTWG 2014

Rhinoclemmys rubida rubida (COPE 1870)
Rhinoclemmys mexicana GRAY 1870
Rhinoclemmys mexicana — GRAY 1873: 145
Geoemyda rubida rubida — MOSIMANN & RABB 1953
Rhinoclemmys rubida rubida — LINER 1994
Rhinoclemmys rubida rubida — TTWG 2014

Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha MOSIMANN & RABB 1953
Geoemyda rubida perixantha MOSIMANN & RABB 1953
Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha — CAMARILLO-RANGEL 1983
Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha — KLUGE 1984
Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha — LINER 1994
Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha — TTWG 2014 
DistributionMexico (lowlands of Jalisco, Colima, Michoacan, Oaxaca, Chiapas, W Guerrero)

Type locality: "Tuchitan, Tehuantepec, Mexico" (=Juchitan, Oaxaca, Mexico).

perixantha: Mexico (Colima, México); Type locality: 8 km S Tecomán, Colima.  
TypesSyntypes: USNM 45612, 45613, 45614, and ANSP 285, 337, 338, 339, 340, 341; though Cope only noted 4 specimens, numbered 264-67, in the original description.
Holotype: UMMZ 80336 [perixantha] 
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  • Butterfield, Taggert G. and Oscar Fabian Rivera-Hernandez. 2014. Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha (Colima wood turtle) diet. Herpetological Review 45 (2): 320-321 - get paper here
  • Butterfield, Taggert G.; Alison Scoville, Andrés García, and Daniel D. Beck 2018. Habitat Use and Activity Patterns of a Terrestrial Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) in a Seasonally Dry Tropical Forest. Herpetologica 74 (3): 226-235. - get paper here
  • Butterfield, Taggert G.; Daniel D. Beck, and Rodrigo Macip-Ríos 2020. Population Characteristics of the Mexican Spotted Wood Turtle (Rhinoclemmys rubida perixantha) along the Pacific Coast of Mexico. Herpetological Conservation and Biology, 15 (1): - get paper here
  • Camarillo Rangel, J.L. 1983. New herpetological records from the state of Mexico. Bull. Maryland Herp. Soc. 19(2):39-46 - get paper here
  • Casas-Andreu, G., F.R. Méndez-De la Cruz and X. Aguilar-Miguel. 2004. Anfibios y Reptiles; pp. 375–390, in A.J.M. García-Mendoza, J. Ordoñez and M. Briones-Salas (ed.). Biodiversidad de Oaxaca. Instituto de Biología, UNAM-Fondo Oaxaqueño para la Conservación de la Naturaleza-World Wildlife Fund, México, D. F.
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  • McLaughlin, Connor J. and C. Tristan Stayton 2016. Convergent Evolution Provides Evidence of Similar Radiations in Shell Shape in the Turtle Families Emydidae and Geoemydidae. Herpetologica 72 (2): 120-129. - get paper here
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