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








Genus
Malaclemys

Diamondback Terrapin

Diamantschildkröte

Knopskildpadde

1844 Malaclemys Gray (type species: Testudo concentrica Shaw 1802)
1857 Malacoclemmys Agassiz [substitute name for Malaclemys Gray 1840] (syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1906 Malaclemmys Fowler [substitute name for Malaclemys Gray 1840] (syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Malaclemys terrapin

Diamondback Terrapin

Diamantschildkröte

Knopskildpadde

1793 Testudo terrapin Schoepff
Emys terrapin Holbrook 1842
Clemmys terrapin Strauch 1862
Malacoclemmys terrapen [sic] Boulenger 1889
Malaclemys terrapin Bangs 1896
1801 Testudo centrata Latreille in Sonnini & Latreille
Emys centrata Schweigger 1812
Clemmys centrata Fitzinger 1835
Malaclemmys centrata Loennberg 1894
Malaclemmys terrapin centrata Mittleman 1944
1802 Testudo concentrica Shaw (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Testudo concentrata [lapsus] Kuhl 1820
Emys concentrica Gray in Griffith 1831
Malaclemys concentrica Gray 1844
Malaclemmys centrata concentrica Hay 1904
Malaclemys terrapin concentrica Lindholm 1929
1807 Testudo ocellata Link (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1831 Emys concentrica var. livida Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1831 Testudo concentrica var. polita Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1844 Emys macrocephalus Gray [not Emys macrocephala Spix 1824] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1844 Malaclemys tuberculifera Gray (nomen oblitum) (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1865 Emys pileata Wied
Malaclemmys pileata Hay 1904
Malaclemys centrata pileata Siebenrock 1909
Malaclemys pileata pileata Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Malaclemys terrapin pileata Lindholm 1929
1904 Malaclemmys littoralis Hay
Malaclemys centrata littoralis Siebenrock 1909
Malaclemys pileata littoralis Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Malaclemys terrapin littoralis Lindholm 1929
1904 Malaclemmys macrospilota Hay
Malaclemys centrata macrospilota Siebenrock 1909
Malaclemys pileata macrospilota Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Malaclemys terrapin macrospilota Lindholm 1929
1906 Malaclemmys littoralis rhizophorarum Fowler
Malaclemmys terrapin rhizophorarum Carr 1946
1955 Malaclemys terrapin tequesta Schwartz

Other common names:
centrata: Carolina Diamondback Terrapin
littoralis: Texas Diamondback Terrapin
macrospilota: Ornate Diamondback Terrapin
pileata: Mississippi Diamondback Terrapin
rhizophorarum: Mangrove Diamondback Terrapin
tequesta: Eastern Florida Diamondback Terrapin, Florida Diamondback Terrapin
terrapin: Northern Diamondback Terrapin
Remarks: Records from Mexico are erroneous (Smith & Smith 1979). The population in Bermuda appear to be natural.
Distribution: Bermuda, USA (Alabama, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, New Jersey, New York [incl. Long Island], North Carolina, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas, Virginia, Washington, D.C.).