Common name: Eastern River Cooter
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Size: 23-30.6 cm
Native Range: Southeastern USA from Maryland south to Georgia, west through southwestern Indiana, southern Illinois, Missouri, Kansas, Oklahoma to eastern Texas (Fritz and Havas, 2007)
Hydrologic Unit Codes (HUCs) Explained
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Interactive maps: Point Distribution Maps
Table 1. States with nonindigenous occurrences, the earliest and latest observations in each state, and the tally and names of HUCs with observations†. Names and dates are hyperlinked to their relevant specimen records. The list of references for all nonindigenous occurrences of Pseudemys concinna concinna are found here.
Table last updated 4/21/2021
† Populations may not be currently present.
References: (click for full references)
Conant, R., and J. T. Collins. 1998. A Field Guide to Reptiles & Amphibians. Eastern and Central North America. Third Edition, Expanded. Houghton Mifflin Company, Boston. 616 pp.
Crother, B.I. (chair). Committee on Standard and English and Scientific Names. 2008. Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding. Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles Herpetological Circular. No. 37. iii + 86p.
Fritz, U. and P. Havas. 2007. Checklist of Chelonians of the World. Vertebrate Zoology 57(2): 149-368.
Revision Date: 10/28/2009
Gregoire, D.R., 2021, Pseudemys concinna concinna (LeConte, 1830): U.S. Geological Survey, Nonindigenous Aquatic Species Database, Gainesville, FL, https://nas.er.usgs.gov/queries/FactSheet.aspx?speciesID=1249, Revision Date: 10/28/2009, Access Date: 4/21/2021
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