Specimen Information

Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii
Graptemys pseudogeographica kohnii
(Mississippi Map Turtle)
Reptiles-Turtles
Native Transplant

Specimen ID156255
GroupReptiles-Turtles
GenusGraptemys
Speciespseudogeographica
Subspecieskohnii
Common NameMississippi Map Turtle
StateMS
CountyHinds
LocalityPearl River in the vicinity of Jackson
Mapping AccuracyAccurate
HUC8 NameMiddle Pearl-Strong
HUC8 Number03180002
HUC10 NameHanging Moss Creek-Pearl River
HUC10 Number0318000206
HUC12 NameTown Creek-Pearl River
HUC12 Number031800020604
Map
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Collection Month4
Collection Year1979
Year AccuracyActual
Potential Pathwayreleased pet
Statuscollected
Reference 1
Ref. Number:13375
Author:McCoy, M.C., and Richard C. Vogt
Date:1992
Title:Graptemys kohnii in the Pearl River: An Alternative Explanation.
Journal:Herpetological Review
Volume:23
Issue:1
Pages:28
CommentsThe Mississippi map turtle was not historically found as far east as the Pearl River. Specimens occur there now, however debate continues about the pathway. McCoy and Vogt not that flooding of the Mississippi River in 1979 may have encouraged natural range expansion or the specimen could be a released pet.
Record TypeLiterature
Freshwater/MarineFreshwater


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