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








Genus
Trachemys

Slider Turtles

Buchstaben-Schmuckschildkröten

Amerikanske Terrapiner*

1857 Trachemys Agassiz (type species: Emys troostii Holbrook 1836)
1863 Callichelys Gray (type species: Emys ornata Gray 1831; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1870 Redamia Gray (type species: Emys olivacea Gray 1856; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 16 species, of which 8 (50.0%) are endemic.
Remarks: Previously included in Pseudemys or Chrysemys (e.g., McDowell 1964; Weaver & Rose 1967). Revalidated by Seidel & Smith (1986).
Distribution: North America, Central America, South America, West Indies.
Reported from: Argentina, Bahamas (incl. Great Inagua Bank [incl. Great Inagua], Little Bahama Bank), Belize, Bolivia, Brazil (Maranhao, Piaui, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Sao Paulo), Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba (incl. Isla de la Juventud), Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia, [Cayos Cochinos (Cayo Cochino Major, Cayo Cochino Pequeño), Guanaja, Roatan, Utila]), Jamaica, Mexico (Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Nuevo Leon, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo [incl. Cozumel], San Luis Potosi, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Nicaragua, Panama, Puerto Rico (incl. Culebra, Vieques), Uruguay, USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin), Venezuela.

Trachemys adiutrix

Maranhão Slider, Paninga Turtle, Pininga Turtle

Maranhão-Schmuckschildkröte*

Maranhão-terrapin*

1995 Trachemys adiutrix Vanzolini
Trachemys dorbigni adiutrix Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011

Distribution: Brazil (Maranhao, Piaui).


Trachemys callirostris

South American Slider

Südamerikanische Schmuckschildkröte*

Sydamerikansk Terrapin*

1856 Emys callirostris Gray
Callichelys callirostris Gray 1863
Pseudemys callirostris Cope 1887
Chrysemys ornata var. callirostris Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys scripta callirostris Williams 1956
Pseudemys ornata callirostris Wermuth & Mertens 1961
Chrysemys scripta callirostris Weaver & Rose 1967
Chrysemys callirostris Weaver & Rose 1967
Trachemys scripta callirostris Iverson 1985
Trachemys callirostris Seidel & Jackson in Gibbons 1990
Trachemys ornata callirostris Vanzolini 1995
Trachemys dorbigni callirostris Helm & Giebner 1998
Trachemys venusta callirostris Vargas-Ramírez, Valle, Ceballos & Fritz 2017
1984 Pseudemys callirostris chichiriviche Pritchard & Trebbau
Trachemys scripta chichiriviche Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata chichiriviche Vanzolini 1995
Trachemys callirostris chichiriviche Seidel 2002

Other common names:
callirostris: Colombian Slider
chichiriviche: Venezuelan Slider
Remarks: This species has been treated variously as a subspecies of ornata (e.g., Vanzolini 1995; Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011), scripta (e.g., Williams 1956), dorbigni (e.g., Helm & Giebner 1998), or of venusta (e.g., Vargas-Ramírez, Valle, Ceballos & Fritz 2017). Provisionally retained herein as a separate species, following Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk (2017).
Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Colombia, Venezuela.


Trachemys decorata

Hispaniolan Slider, Haitian Slider, Hispaniolan Elegant Slider

Hispaniola-Schmuckschildkröte

Hispaniola-terrapin*

1940 Pseudemys decorata Barbour & Carr
Pseudemys terrapen decorata Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys decorata McDowell 1964
Chrysemys terrapen decorata Obst 1983
Trachemys decorata Seidel & Incháustegui 1984
Trachemys stejnegeri decorata Iverson 1985

Introduced to: Bahamas.
Distribution: Dominican Republic, Haiti.


Trachemys decussata

North Antillean Slider, Cuban Slider, Cayman Island Slider, West Indian Slider

Kubanische Schmuckschildkröte

Cubansk Terrapin*

1831 Emys decussata Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon
Ptychemys decussata Agassiz 1857
Clemmys decussata Strauch 1862
Pseudemys decussata Gray 1870
Pseudemys rugosa decussata Mittleman 1947
Pseudemys terrapen decussata Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys decussata McDowell 1964
Chrysemys terrapen decussata Obst 1983
Trachemys decussata Seidel & Incháustegui 1984
Trachemys decussata decussata Iverson 1985
1802 ? Testudo rugosa Shaw [not Testudo rugosa Daudin 1801] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
? Emys rugosa Gray in Griffith 1831
? Trachemys rugosa Agassiz 1857
? Clemmys rugosa Strauch 1862
? Chrysemys scripta var. rugosa Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys rugosa rugosa Mittleman 1947
Pseudemys terrapen rugosa Wermuth & Mertens 1961
Trachemys terrapen rugosa Vanzolini 1995
1844 Emys vermiculata Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1868 Emys gnatho Vilaró in Poey (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1868 Emys jamao Vilaró in Poey (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1940 Pseudemys decussata angusta Barbour & Carr
Pseudemys rugosa angusta Mittleman 1947
Pseudemys terrapen angusta Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys terrapen angusta Obst 1983
Trachemys decussata angusta Iverson 1985
1940 Pseudemys decussata plana Carr (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pseudemys terrapen plana Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys terrapen plana Obst 1983
Trachemys decussata plana Iverson 1985
1941 Pseudemys granti Barbour & Carr (Schwartz & Henderson 1988; Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pseudemys terrapen granti Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Pseudemys decussata granti Williams 1956
Pseudemys stejnegeri granti Pritchard 1967
Chrysemys terrapen granti Williams 1969
Chrysemys decussata granti Schwartz & Thomas 1975
Trachemys decussata granti Iverson 1985
Trachemys granti Seidel 1988
Trachemys stejnegeri granti Stubbs 1989

Other common names:
angusta: Western Cuban Slider, Taco River Slider
decussata: Eastern Cuban Slider, Common Cuban Slider
Introduced to: Cayman Islands (Cayman Brac, Grand Cayman).
Distribution: Cuba (incl. Isla de la Juventud).


Trachemys dorbigni

South Brazilian Slider, Black-bellied Slider, (Brazilian Slider, D'Orbigny's Slider)

Südbrasilianische Schmuckschildkröte, (Südamerikanische Schmuckschildkröte)

Sydbrasiliansk Terrapin*

1835 Emys dorbigni Dumeril & Bibron
Clemmys dorbignii Strauch 1862
Chrysemys dorbignyi Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys dorbigni Mertens 1934
Pseudemys scripta dorbigni Moll & Legler 1971
Chrysemys scripta dorbignyi Mittermeier 1980
Trachemys scripta dorbigni Iverson 1985
Trachemys dorbignyi Alderton 1988
1835 Clemmys orbignyi Fitzinger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Emys orbignyi d’Orbignyi & Bibron 1847
1969 Pseudemys dorbignyi brasiliensis Freiberg
Chrysemys dorbigni brasiliensis Freiberg 1981
Chrysemys scripta brasiliensis Obst 1983
Trachemys scripta brasiliensis Iverson 1985
Trachemys dorbigni brasiliensis Ernst & Barbour 1989

Remarks: Previously included adiutrix.
Distribution: Argentina, Brazil (Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina), Uruguay.


Trachemys gaigeae

Big Bend Slider

Big-Bend-Schmuckschildkröte*

Big Bend-terrapin*

1939 Pseudemys scripta gaigeae Hartweg
Pseudemys gaigeae Stejneger & Barbour 1939
Chrysemys scripta gaigeae Smith & Taylor 1966
Chrysemys gaigeae Weaver & Rose 1967
Trachemys nebulosa gaigeae Ward 1984
Trachemys scripta gaigeae Iverson 1985
Trachemys gaigeae Dixon 1987
Trachemys ornata gaigeae Walls 1996
1990 Pseudemys scripta hartwegi Legler
Trachemys scripta hartwegi Iverson 1992
Trachemys ornata hartwegi Walls 1996
Trachemys nebulosa hartwegi Bringsøe in Fritz 2001
Trachemys gaigeae hartwegi Seidel 2002
Trachemys hartwegi Forstner, Dixon, Guerra, Winters, Stuart & Davis 2014

Other common names:
Big Bend Slider (gaigeae)
Nazas Slider (hartwegi)
Remarks: Evidence for specific recognition of gaigeae was presented by Price & Hillis (1989), Seidel, Stuart & Degenhardt (1999), and Seidel (2002). Some authors have regarded hartwegi as a separate species (e.g., Forstner, Dixon, Guerra, Winters, Stuart & Davis 2014).
Distribution: Mexico (Chihuahua, Coahuila, Durango). USA (New Mexico, Texas).


Trachemys grayi

Western Central American Slider, Western Meso-American Slider, (Central American Slider, Rio Nagualate Slider)

Westliche Mittelamerikanische Schmuckschildkröte

Vestlig Centralamerikansk Terrapin*

1868 Emys grayi Bocourt
Callichelys grayi Gray 1870
Chrysemys grayi Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys grayi Carr 1938
Pseudemys ornata grayi Stuart 1963
Pseudemys scripta grayi Legler & Webb 1970
Chrysemys scripta grayi Smith & Smith 1975
Trachemys scripta grayi Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata grayi Walls 1996
Trachemys venusta grayi Seidel 2002
1876 Emys umbra Bocourt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pseudemys umbra Cope 1887
Clemmys umbra Strauch 1890
Chrysemys umbra Lindholm 1929
Pseudemys scripta umbra Pritchard 1979
1990 Pseudemys scripta emolli Legler in Gibbons
Trachemys scripta emolli Iverson 1992
Trachemys ornata emolli Walls 1996
Trachemys emolli Seidel 2002
Trachemys venusta emolli Artner 2003
Trachemys grayi emolli Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011
2010 Trachemys venusta panamensis McCord, Joseph-Ouni, Hagen & Blanck
Trachemys grayi panamensis Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011

Other common names:
emolli: Nicaraguan Slider, Moll's Slider
grayi: Gray's Slider
panamensis: Panamanian Slider
Remarks: Some authors regard emolli as a separate species (e.g., Seidel 2002; McCranie 2018).
Distribution: Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Mexico (Chiapas, Oaxaca), Nicaragua, Panama.


Trachemys medemi

Atrato Slider

Atrato-Schmuckschildkröte*

Atrato-terrapin*

2017 Trachemys medemi Vargas-Ramírez, Valle, Ceballos & Fritz

Distribution: Colombia.


Trachemys nebulosa

Northwest Mexican Slider

Pazifische Schmuckschildkröte

Nordvestmexicansk Terrapin*

1895 Chrysemys nebulosa Van Denburgh
Chrysemys ornata nebulosa Siebenrock 1909
Pseudemys ornata nebulosa Stejneger & Barbour 1917
Pseudemys nebulosa Van Denburgh & Slevin 1921
Pseudemys scripta nebulosa Carr 1942
Chrysemys scripta nebulosa Smith & Taylor 1966
Trachemys scripta nebulosa Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata nebulosa Walls 1996
Trachemys nebulosa Wilms in Siebenrock 1999
Trachemys dorbigni nebulosa Obst 2003
1942 Pseudemys scripta hiltoni Carr
Pseudemys concinna hiltoni Wermuth & Mertens 1961
Chrysemys scripta hiltoni Smith & Taylor 1966
Chrysemys gaigeae hiltoni Weaver & Rose 1967
Trachemys scripta hiltoni Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata hiltoni Walls 1996
Trachemys nebulosa hiltoni Bringsøe in Fritz 2001

Other common names:
hiltoni: Fuerte River Slider
nebulosa: Baja California Slider
Remarks: Not mentioned for Chihuahua by Lemos-Espinal, Smith, Woolrich-Piña & Cruz (2017).
Distribution: Mexico (Baja California Sur, Chihuahua, Sinaloa, Sonora).


Trachemys ornata

Ornate Slider

Nayarit-Schmuckschildkröte

Mexicansk Pragtterrapin*

1831 Emys ornata Gray
Clemmys ornata Fitzinger 1835
Callichelys ornata Gray 1863
Pseudemys ornata Cope 1876
Chrysemys ornata Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys scripta ornata Carr 1938
Chrysemys scripta ornata Smith & Taylor 1966
Trachemys scripta ornata Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata Seidel & Jackson in Gibbons 1990
1856 Emys ventricosa Gray [rejected] (ICZN 1985: Opinion 1313)

Remarks: Now restricted to western Mexico. Previously included callirostris, grayi and venusta. Some authors still include callirostris (incl. chichiriviche) (e.g., Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011). The Guerrero population previously included in ornata is now assigned to venusta (Parham, Papenfuss, Buskirk, Parra-Olea, Chen & Simison 2015). Included for Jalisco on the basis of several authors (e.g., Smith & Taylor 1950; Zweifel 1959; Legler & Vogt 2013; Casas-Andreu, Cupul-Magaña & Chávez-Á. 2015; Cruz-Sáenz, Muñoz-Nolasco, Mata-Silva, Johnson, García-Padilla & Wilson 2017; Rhodin Iverson Bour Fritz Georges Shaffer Dijk 2017), although Chávez-Avila, Casas-Andreu, García-Aguayo, Cifuentes-Lemus & Cupul-Magaña (2015) condidered the presence of the species in the state as unconfirmed.
Distribution: Mexico (Jalisco, Michoacan, Nayarit, Sinaloa).


Trachemys scripta

Common Slider, Pond Slider

Nordamerikanische Buchstaben-Schmuckschildkröte

Almindelig Terrapin*

1792 Testudo scripta Thunberg in Schoepff
Emys scripta Schweigger 1812
Trachemys scripta Gray 1863
Chrysemys scripta Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys scripta Jordan 1899
Chrysemys palustris scripta Lindholm 1929
1801 Testudo serrata Daudin (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Emys serrata Schweigger 1812
Terrapene serrata Bonaparte 1831
Clemmys serrata Fitzinger 1835
1836 Emys troostii Holbrook
Trachemys troostii Agassiz 1857
Pseudemys troostii Cope 1875
Clemmys troostii Strauch 1862
Chrysemys troostii Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys scripta troostii Carr 1937
Pseudemys troostii troostii Stejneger & Barbour 1939
Chrysemys scripta troosti Weaver & Rose 1967
Trachemys scripta troosti Iverson 1985
1839 Emys elegans Wied
Trachemys elegans Agassiz 1857
Clemmys elegans Strauch 1862
Pseudemys elegans Cope 1875
Chrysemys scripta var. elegans Boulenger 1889
Chrysemys elegans Hay 1892
Chrysemys palustris elegans Lindholm 1929
Pseudemys troostii elegans Stejneger & Barbour 1939
Pseudemys scripta elegans Cagle 1944
Trachemys scripta elegans Iverson 1985
1840 Emys cumberlandensis Holbrook (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1844 Emys holbrookii Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Trachemys holbrooki Gray 1863
1856 Emys sanguinolenta Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1873 Trachemys lineata Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Other common names:
elegans: Red-eared Slider, Missisippi Red-eared Turtle   Rotwangen-Schmuckschildkröte   Rødøret Terrapin
scripta: Yellow-bellied Slider   Gelbwangen-Schmuckschildkröte   Guløret Terrapin
troostii: Cumberland Slider   Cumberland-Schmuckschildkröte   Cumberland-terrapin
Remarks: Several species and subspecies of this genus were previously regarded as subspecies of scripta (e.g., Wermuth & Mertens 1977; Iverson 1985). Records from Mexico, Central America, and South America refer to these other species. In much of the older literature, the subspecies elegans and troostii were confused (Fritz & Havas 2006).
Introduced to: Argentina, Aruba, Australia (New South Wales, Queensland, Victoria), Austria, Bahamas (Little Bahama Bank), Bahrain, Barbados, Belgium, Bermuda, Brazil (Amazonas, Distrito Federal, Espirito Santo, Goias, Mato Grosso do Sul, Minas Gerais, Parana, Rio de Janeiro, Rio Grande do Sul, Santa Catarina, Sao Paulo, Tocantins), British Virgin Islands, Bulgaria, Cambodia, Canada (British Columbia [incl. Vancouver Island], Ontario, Quebec), Cayman Islands (Grand Cayman), Chile, China (Chongqing, Hong Kong), Colombia, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominican Republic, Ecuador, Egypt, Finland, France, French Polynesia, Gambia, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece (incl. Aegean Islands), Guadeloupe (incl. Iles des Saintes, Marie-Galante), Guam, Guyana, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Guanaja]), Hungary, Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Sulawesi, Sumatra, Western New Guinea), Iran, Israel, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Japan (incl. Honshu, Kyushu, Shikoku, Bonin Islands, Ryukyu Islands, [incl. Okinawa Islands]), Latvia, Luxembourg, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Martinique, Mexico (Coahuila, Oaxaca, Yucatan), Micronesia (Pohnpei), Myanmar, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Northern Mariana Islands, Oman, Palau, Panama, Paraguay, Philippines (Cebu, Luzon, Mindanao), Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Reunion, Russia, Saint Barthelemy, Saint Martin, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Singapore, Sint Eustatius, Slovakia, Slovenia, South Africa (Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape), South Korea, Spain (incl. Balearic Islands [Mallorca, Minorca, Pityusic Islands (Ibiza)]), Sri Lanka, Surinam, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad & Tobago (Trinidad), Turks & Caicos Islands (Caicos Islands), U.S. Virgin Islands (incl. St. Croix), United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom (Channel Islands), Uruguay, USA (Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Hawaii, Iowa, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York [incl. Long Island], Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Virginia, Washington), Vietnam.
Distribution: Mexico (Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi), USA (Alabama, Arkansas, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia, West Virginia, Wisconsin).


Trachemys stejnegeri

Central Antillean Slider

Antillen-Schmuckschildkröte

Centralcaribisk Terrapin*

1928 Pseudemys stejnegeri Schmidt
Pseudemys palustris stejnegeri Mertens 1939
Pseudemys stejnegeri stejnegeri Barbour & Carr 1940
Pseudemys terrapen stejnegeri Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Pseudemys decussata stejnegeri Williams 1956
Chrysemys decussata stejnegeri Schwartz & Thomas 1975
Chrysemys stejnegeri Bickham & Baker 1976
Chrysemys terrapen stejnegeri Obst 1983
Trachemys stejnegeri Seidel & Incháustegui 1984
1938 Pseudemys malonei Barbour & Carr
Pseudemys palustris malonei Mertens 1939
Pseudemys terrapen malonei Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys malonei Schwartz 1968
Chrysemys terrapen malonei Obst 1983
Trachemys stejnegeri malonei Iverson 1985
Trachemys malonei Seidel & Adkins 1987
1940 Pseudemys stejnegeri vicina Barbour & Carr
Pseudemys stejnegeri vicina Barbour & Carr 1940
Pseudemys terrapen vicina Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Pseudemys decussata vicina Williams 1956
Chrysemys decussata vicina Schwartz & Thomas 1975
Chrysemys stejnegeri vicina Bickham & Baker 1976
Chrysemys terrapen vicina Obst 1983
Trachemys stejnegeri vicina Seidel & Incháustegui 1984

Other common names:
malonei: Inagua Slider
stejnegeri: Puerto Rican Slider
vicina: Dominican Slider
Introduced to: Dominica, Guadeloupe (incl. Iles des Saintes, Marie-Galante), Martinique, Puerto Rico (incl. Culebra, Vieques), Turks & Caicos Islands (Caicos Islands).
Distribution: Bahamas (incl. Great Inagua Bank [incl. Great Inagua]), Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico (mainland).


Trachemys taylori

Cuatro Ciénagas Slider

Coahuila-Schmuckschildkröte

Coahuila-terrapin*

1960 Pseudemys scripta taylori Legler
Chrysemys scripta taylori Smith & Taylor 1966
Chrysemys gaigeae taylori Weaver & Rose 1967
Chrysemys taylori Weaver & Rose 1967
Trachemys scripta taylori Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata taylori Walls 1996
Trachemys taylori Seidel 2002

Distribution: Mexico (Coahuila).


Trachemys terrapen

Jamaican Slider

Jamaika-Schmuckschildkröte

Jamaica-terrapin*

1789 Testudo terrapen Bonnaterre
Pseudemys terrapen Barbour & Carr 1940
Chrysemys terrapen McDowell 1964
Trachemys terrapen Seidel & Incháustegui 1984
1789 Testudo palustris Gmelin in Linnaeus (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Trachemys palustris Baur 1893
Pseudemys palustris Stejneger 1904
Chrysemys scripta palustris Siebenrock 1909
1798 Testudo fasciata Suckow (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1831 Emys rugosa var. livida Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1935 Pseudemys felis Barbour (Seidel & Adkins 1987; Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pseudemys palustris felis Mertens 1939
Pseudemys terrapen felis Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys decussata felis Schwartz 1968
Chrysemys felis Schwartz 1968
Chrysemys terrapen felis Obst 1983
Trachemys terrapen felis Iverson 1985
Trachemys felis Seidel & Adkins 1987

Remarks: The Bahaman populations may represent prehistoric introductions (Seidel 1988; Henderson & Powell 2009; Dijk, Iverson, Rhodin, Shaffer & Bour 2014). The species is herein tentatively regarded as a Jamaican endemic.
Introduced to: Bahamas (Bimini Islands [Cat Island, Eleuthera], Great Bahama Bank [Andros Island]), Indonesia (Java).
Distribution: Jamaica.


Trachemys venusta

Eastern Central American Slider, Eastern Meso-American Slider

Östliche Mittelamerikanische Schmuckschildkröte

Østlig Centralamerikansk Terrapin*

1856 Emys venusta Gray
Callichelys venusta Gray 1863
Pseudemys scripta venusta Moll & Legler 1971
Chrysemys scripta venusta Henderson & Hoevers 1975
Trachemys scripta venusta Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata venusta Walls 1996
Trachemys venusta Seidel 2002
1860 Emys valida LeConte (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Clemmys valida Strauch 1862
1885 Emys salvini Günther in Godman & Salvin (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pseudemys salvini Cope 1887
1885 Emys cataspila Günther
Pseudemys cataspila Cope 1887
Chrysemys ornata var. cataspila Boulenger 1889
Pseudemys scripta cataspila Carr 1938
Pseudemys ornata cataspila Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Chrysemys scripta cataspila Smith & Smith 1975
Trachemys scripta cataspila Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata cataspila Walls 1996
Trachemys venusta cataspila Seidel 2002
2010 Trachemys venusta iversoni McCord, Joseph-Ouni, Hagen & Blanck
2010 Trachemys venusta uhrigi McCord, Joseph-Ouni, Hagen & Blanck (Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert 2011)

Other common names:
cataspila: Huastecan Slider
iversoni: Northern Yucatan Slider*, (Yucatan Slider, Iverson's Slider)
uhrigi: Honduran Slider, (Uhrig's Slider)
venusta: Southern Yucatan Slider*, (Meso-American Slider)
Remarks: Previously regarded as separate species, then reassigned to ornata by Fritz, Stuckas, Vargas-Ramírez, Hundsdörfer, Maran & Päckert (2011), but revalidated by Parham, Papenfuss, Buskirk, Parra-Olea, Chen & Simison (2015).
Introduced to: USA (Florida).
Distribution: Belize, Colombia, Costa Rica, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras (incl. Islas de la Bahia [Cayos Cochinos (Cayo Cochino Major, Cayo Cochino Pequeño), Guanaja, Roatan, Utila]), Mexico (Campeche, Chiapas, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Oaxaca, Puebla, Quintana Roo [incl. Cozumel], San Luis Potosi, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Veracruz, Yucatan), Nicaragua, Panama.


Trachemys yaquia

Yaqui Slider

Sonora-Schmuckschildkröte

Sonora-terrapin*

1970 Pseudemys scripta yaquia Legler & Webb
Chrysemys scripta yaquia Smith & Smith 1975
Pseudemys ornata yaquia Wermuth & Mertens 1977
Trachemys scripta yaquia Iverson 1985
Trachemys ornata yaquia Walls 1996
Trachemys yaquia Seidel 2002
Trachemys dorbigni yaquia Obst 2003

Distribution: Mexico (Sonora).