Central Antillean slider

Central Antillean slider

Central Antillean slider

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Trachemys stejnegeri

The Central Antillean slider (Trachemys stejnegeri), is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is found on three islands in the West Indies: Hispaniola, Great Inagua, and Puerto Rico.

Animal name origin

The specific name, stejnegeri, is in honor of Norwegian-born American herpetologist Leonhard Stejneger.

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T. stejnegeri is found on the islands of Puerto Rico, Great Inagua, and Hispaniola (Dominican Republic and Haiti).

References

1. Central Antillean slider Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Antillean_slider
2. Central Antillean slider on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22026/97299425

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