Malaclemys terrapin 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Emydidae

Scientific Name: Malaclemys terrapin
Species Authority: (Schoepff, 1793)
Common Name(s):
English Diamondback Terrapin, Terrapin
Emys centrata Latreille, 1801
Emys macrocephalus Gray, 1844 [junior homonym]
Emys pileata Wied, 1865
Malaclemmys littoralis Hay, 1904
Malaclemmys littoralis ssp. rhizophorarum Fowler, 1906
Malaclemmys macrospilota Hay, 1904
Malaclemys terrapin ssp. tequesta Schwartz, 1955
Malaclemys tuberculifera Gray, 1844 [nomen oblitum]
Malacoclemmys terrapin (Schoepff, 1793)
Testudo concentrica Shaw, 1802
Testudo ocellata Link, 1807
Testudo terrapin Schoepff, 1793
Taxonomic Source(s): TTWG [Turtle Taxonomy Working Group: van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B. and Bour, R.]. 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7): 000.329-479, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 2016
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
United States
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Semi-aquatic - brackish waters of coastal marshes, estuaries, tidal flats and lagoons.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 2016. Malaclemys terrapin. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T12695A97296146. . Downloaded on 24 October 2016.
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