Malaclemys terrapin 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Emydidae

Scientific Name: Malaclemys terrapin (Schoepff, 1793)
Common Name(s):
English Diamondback Terrapin, Diamond-backed Terrapin, Terrapin
Emys centrata Latreille, in Sonnini and Latreille 1801
Emys macrocephalus Gray, 1844 [junior homonym]
Emys pileata Wied, 1865
Malaclemmys littoralis Hay, 1905
Malaclemmys littoralis ssp. rhizophorarum Fowler, 1906
Malaclemmys macrospilota Hay, 1905
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: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R. Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P.]. 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Pritchard, P.C.H., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 7, doi: 10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017.

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
United States
Additional data:
Range Map:Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

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

Errata [top]

Errata reason: An errata assessment is required to generate a revised PDF without the range map which had been included in error; no range map was available when this assessment was originally published.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Malaclemys terrapin (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T12695A97296146. . Downloaded on 21 September 2018.
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