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Taxonomy of the family Emydidae
Bibliography of the genus Chrysemys
Biodiversity of the family Emydidae








Genus
Chrysemys

American Painted Turtle

Zierschildkröte

Malet Guldskildpadde

1844 Chrysemys Gray (type species: Testudo picta Schneider 1783)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Pseudemys.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Chrysemys picta

American Painted Turtle

Zierschildkröte

Malet Guldskildpadde

1783 Testudo picta Schneider
Emys picta Schweigger 1812
Clemmys picta Wagler 1830
Terrapene picta Bonaparte 1831
Chrysemys picta Gray 1856
1789 Testudo cinerea Bonnaterre (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Emys cinerea Schweigger 1812
Chrysemys cinerea Boulenger 1889
Clemmys cinerea Strauch 1890
1831 Emys bellii Gray
Clemmys bellii Fitzinger 1835
Chrysemys bellii Gray 1844
Chrysemys cinerea var. bellii Boulenger 1889
Chrysemys marginata bellii Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Chrysemys picta bellii Bishop & Schmidt 1931
1837 Emys oregoniensis Harlan (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Clemmys oregoniensis Strauch 1862
Chrysemys orbigniensis [lapsus] Gray 1863
1857 Chrysemys dorsalis Agassiz
Clemmys picta var. dorsalis Strauch 1862
Chrysemys cinerea var. dorsalis Boulenger 1889
Chrysemys marginata dorsalis Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Chrysemys bellii dorsalis Ruthven 1924
Chrysemys picta dorsalis Bishop & Schmidt 1931
1857 Chrysemys marginata Agassiz
Clemmys marginata Strauch 1862
Chrysemys bellii marginata Ruthven 1924
Chrysemys picta marginata Bishop & Schmidt 1931
1857 Chrysemys nuttalii Agassiz [substitute name for Emys oregoniensis Harlan 1837] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1873 Chrysemys pulchra Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1911 Chrysemys treleasei Hurter (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Other common names:
bellii: Western Painted Turtle
dorsalis: Southern Painted Turtle
marginata: Midland Painted Turtle
picta: Eastern Painted Turtle
Remarks: Status of dorsalis is uncertain, although there is some evidence that it should be regarded as a separate species (Jensen, Govindarajulu & Russello 2015). Starkey, Shaffer, Burke, Forstner, Iverson, Janzen, Rhodin & Ultsch (2003) revalidated dorsalis as a separate species, followed by others (e.g., Iverson, Meylan & Seidel in Crother (ed.) 2008; Dixon 2013). However, it was retained as a subspecies of picta by Fritz & Havas (2006).
Introduced to: Philippines (Cebu, Luzon, Mindanao), Spain (Balearic Islands [Mallorca]), United Kingdom, USA (California, Florida).
Distribution: Canada (Alberta, British Columbia [incl. Vancouver Island], Manitoba, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Quebec, Saskatchewan), Mexico (Chihuahua), USA (Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington, D.C., West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming).