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Yellow-bellied slider

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The yellow-bellied slider (Trachemys scripta scripta) is a land and water turtle belonging to the family Emydidae. This subspecies of pond slider is native to the southeastern United States, specifically from Florida to southeastern Virginia,[3] and is the most common turtle species in its range.[4] It is found in a wide variety of habitats, including slow-moving rivers, floodplain swamps, marshes, seasonal wetlands, and permanent ponds.[5] Yellow-bellied sliders are popular as pets.

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Yellow-bellied slider
Female yellow-bellied slider
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Trachemys
Species:
Subspecies:
T. s. scripta
Trinomial name
Trachemys scripta scripta
The ranges of the three subspecies of pond slider. The yellow-bellied slider is in yellow.
Synonyms[2]
  • Testudo scripta Schoepff, 1792
  • Testudo serrata Daudin, 1801
  • Emys scripta Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys serrata Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys vittata Gray, 1831
  • Terrapene serrata Bonaparte, 1831
  • Clemmys (Clemmys) serrata Fitzinger, 1835
  • Pseudemys serrata Gray, 1856
  • Trachemys scripta Gray, 1863
  • Chrysemys scripta Boulenger, 1889
  • Pseudemys scripta Jordan, 1899
  • Chrysemys [scripta] scripta Siebenrock, 1909
  • Chrysemys palustris scripta Lindholm, 1929
  • Pseudemys scripta scripta Carr, 1937
  • Chrysemys scripts scripts Zappalorti, 1976 (ex errore)
  • Pseudermys scripa Nutaphand, 1979 (ex errore)
  • Trachemys scripta scripta Iverson, 1985
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