Western Pond Turtle systematics

Western Pond Turtle
Clemmys marmorata marmorata

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Class: Reptilia
Order: Chelonia
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Clemmys
Species: marmorata
Subspecies: marmorata

The genus Clemmys is confined to North America. The genus contains four species, each with a single species except for the Western Pond Turtle, which has two subspecies.

Clemmys guttata Spotted Turtle
Clemmys insculpta Wood Turtle
Clemmys muhlenbergi Bog Turtle
Clemmys marmorata marmorata North Western Pond Turtle
Clemmys marmorata pallida South Western Pond Turtle

Buskirk article (pdf file)
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