Taxon profile


Yellow-bellied Turtle
Trachemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Emydidae - common freshwater turtles »  genus Trachemys

Scientific synonyms

Crysemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792)
Emys vitata Gray, 1831
Pseudemys scripta (Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792)
Testudo scripta Thunberg in Schoepff, 1792

Other names

= Common Slider
= Mexican Slider
= Pond slider
= Red-eared Terrapin
= South American Slider

Least Concern



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Distribution maps

Included taxa

Number of records: 3

subspecies Trachemys scripta elegans (Wied-Neuwied, 1839) - Red-eared Turtle

Trachemys scripta elegans - Red-eared Turtle

subspecies Trachemys scripta scripta (Schoepff, 1792) - Yellow-bellied Turtle

Trachemys scripta scripta - Yellow-bellied Turtle

subspecies Trachemys scripta troosti (Holbrook, 1836) - Cumberland slider

Trachemys scripta troosti - Cumberland slider

Links and literature

EN Reptile Database - Search [genus=Trachemys&species=scripta]

Reptile Database - Search [] [as Trachemys scripta (THUNBERG in SCHOEPFF, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 20 August 2018
EN Australian Faunal Directory [092dbd71-3c7f-42c1-93b5-9b8da80b72d6]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018-1 [22028]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [] [as Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 3 August 2018
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792)]
EN HR Check lists of Croatian Reptiles [] [as Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792)]
Data retrieved on: 31 July 2012

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