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Trachemys taylori (LEGLER, 1960)

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Higher TaxaEmydidae, Deirochelyinae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Cuatro Cienegas Slider
S: Jicotea de Cuatrocienegas 
SynonymPseudemys scripta taylori LEGLER 1960: 75
Chrysemys scripta taylori — SMITH & TAYLOR 1966: 12
Chrysemys gaigeae taylori — WEAVER & ROSE 1967: 70
Chrysemys taylori — WEAVER & ROSE 1967: 71
Chrysemys scripta taylori — FRITZ 1981
Trachemys scripta taylori — IVERSON 1985: 5
Trachemys scripta taylori — FRITZ 1990
Trachemys nebulosa taylori — FRITZ 1995: 19
Trachemys ornata taylori — WALLS 1996
Trachemys taylori — SEIDEL 2002
Trachemys taylori — MCCORD & JOSEPH-OUNI 2005
Trachemys taylori — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007
Trachemys taylori — TTWG 2014: 365
Trachemys taylori — VARGAS-RAMÍREZ et al. 2017
Trachemys taylori — TTWG 2021 
DistributionMexico (Coahuila)

Type locality: 16 km sout of Cuatro Ciénegas, Coahuila, Mexico.  
TypesHolotype: KU 46952 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (lakes, ponds, rivers) 
EtymologyNamed after University of Kansas herpetologist Edward H. Taylor 
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  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Duellman, William E.;Berg, Barbara 1962. Type specimens of amphibians and reptiles in the Museum of Natural History, University of Kansas. University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History 15 (4): 183-204 - get paper here
  • Fritz, U. 1995. Schildkröten-Hybriden. 2. Halsberger-Schildkröten (Cryptodira). Herpetofauna 17 (95): 19-34 - get paper here
  • Lazcano D, Nevárez-de los Reyes M, García-Padilla E, Johnson JD, Mata-Silva V, DeSantis DL, Wilson LD. 2019. The herpetofauna of Coahuila, Mexico: composition, distribution, and conservation status. Amphibian & Reptile Conservation 13(2) [General Section]: 31–94 (e189) - 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, John M. 1960. A new subspecies of slider turtle (Pseudemys scripta) from Coahuila, México. University of Kansas Publications Museum of Natural History 13 (3): 73-84 - get paper here
  • Lemos-Espinal JA, Smith GR 2016. Amphibians and reptiles of the state of Coahuila, Mexico, with comparison with adjoining states. ZooKeys 593: 117-137, doi: 10.3897/zookeys.593.8484 - 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Smith, H.M., & Taylor, E.H. 1966. Herpetology of Mexico: annotated checklists and keys to the amphibians and reptiles [reprint of nos. 1735-1737, with addenda]. Eric Lundberg, Ashton, MD.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Weaver, W.G., Jr.; and Rose, F.L. 1967. Systematics and fossil history of the genus Chrysemys. Tulane Studies in Zoology 14 (2):63-73 - get paper here
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