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Trachemys scripta elegans  (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 173823

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Subspecies  
  Synonym(s): Chrysemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
    Emys elegans Wied-Neuwied, 1839
    Pseudemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839)
    Emys holbrookii Gray, 1844
    Emys sanguinolenta Gray, 1856
    Trachemys lineata Gray, 1873
  Common Name(s): Red-eared Slider [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  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  
                                     SubfamilyDeirochelyinae Agassiz, 1857  
                                        GenusTrachemys Agassiz, 1857 – Sliders, slider turtles  
                                           SpeciesTrachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792) – slider, tortue à oreilles rouges, Tortuga gravada, Pond Slider, Common Slider  
                                              SubspeciesTrachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) – Red-eared Slider  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Trachemys scripta elegans    
  Other Source(s):    
  Source: NODC Taxonomic Code, database (version 8.0)  
  Acquired: 1996   
  Reference for: Trachemys scripta elegans   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Collins, J. T.  
  Publication Date: 1990   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Standard Common and Current Scientific Names for North American Amphibians and Reptiles, Third Edition   
  Page(s): ii + 41   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: St. Louis, Missouri, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-916984-21-4   
  Reference for: Trachemys scripta elegans   
  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: Trachemys scripta elegans, Red-eared Slider [English]   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Reference for: Trachemys scripta elegans   
  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   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Trachemys scripta elegans, Red-eared Slider [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
    Southern Asia  
    South America  
    Middle America  
    Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native & Introduced  
    Canada, Introduced  
    Caribbean Territories, Introduced  
    Mexico, Native & Introduced  






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