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Red-eared slider (Trachemys scripta elegans)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Trachemys
Agassiz, 1857[1][2][3]


Trachemys is a genus of turtles belonging to the family Emydidae.[1] They are native to the Americas, ranging from the United States to northern Argentina.


  • Trachemys callirostris callirostris – Colombian slider[1]
  • Trachemys callirostris chichirivicheVenezuelan slider[1]
  • Trachemys nebulosa hiltoniFuerte slider[1]
  • Trachemys nebulosa nebulosa – Baja California slider[1]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r s t u v w x y z aa ab ac ad ae Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.102-000.104
  2. ^ a b c Fritz 2007, p. 201
  3. ^ a b Harfush-Meléndez 2008
  4. ^ a b c d e f g Rhodin 2010, p. 000.104
  5. ^ a b c d Fritz 2007, pp. 210-211

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