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Actinemys marmorata  (Baird and Girard, 1852)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 668668

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Clemmys marmorata (Baird and Girard, 1852)
    Emys marmorata Baird and Girard, 1852
    Clemmys marmorata marmorata (Baird and Girard, 1852)
    Clemmys marmorata pallida Seeliger, 1945
    Actinemys marmorata marmorata (Baird and Girard, 1852)
    Actinemys marmorata pallida (Seeliger, 1945)
    Emys nigra Hallowell, 1854
    Clemmys wosnessenskyi Strauch, 1862
    Clemmys hesperia Hay, 1903
    Actinemys pallida (Seeliger, 1945)
  Common Name(s): Western Pond Turtle [English]
    Pacific Pond Turtle [English]
    Northern Western Pond Turtle [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTestudinoidea Fitzinger, 1826  
                                  FamilyEmydidae Rafinesque, 1815 – pond turtles, terrapins, Emydid Turtles  
                                     SubfamilyEmydinae Rafinesque, 1815  
                                        GenusActinemys Agassiz, 1857 – Pacific Pond Turtles, Western Pond Turtles  
                                           SpeciesActinemys marmorata (Baird and Girard, 1852) – Western Pond Turtle, Pacific Pond Turtle, Northern Western Pond Turtle  

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
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  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Actinemys marmorata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 39   
  Page(s): 1-92   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Shoreview, Minnesota, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780916984854   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at   
  Reference for: Actinemys marmorata, Western Pond Turtle [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Holman, J. Alan, and Uwe Fritz  
  Publication Date: 2001   
  Article/Chapter Title: A new emydine species from the Middle Miocene (Barstovian) of Nebraska, USA with a new generic arrangement for the species of Clemmys sensu McDowell (1964) (Reptilia: Testudines: Emydidae)   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Zoologische Abhandlungen, vol. 51, iss. 2, no. 20   
  Page(s): 331-353   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 0375-5231   
  Reference for: Actinemys marmorata   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Actinemys marmorata, Pacific Pond Turtle [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Canada, Introduced  
    Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  



  Comment: Banks et al. (2003) note: historical reports of individuals in the vicinity of Vancouver indicate the possible introduction of Actinemys marmorata to Canada; however, since there have been no recent observations in the area this population is now presumed to have been extirpated  



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