Maranhão slider, Brazilian slider, Carvalho's slider
The Maranhão slider (Trachemys adiutrix ), also commonly known as the Brazilian slider or Carvalho's slider, is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae.
The specific name, adiutrix, which is Latin feminine for "helper", comes in honor of Dr. Maria do Socorro Pinheiro, field companion of Vanzolini. Her surname, Socorro, means "help" in Portuguese.Show More
The eponym, Carvalho's slider, is in honor of Brazilian herpetologist Antenor Leitão de Carvalho.Show Less
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
Trachemys adiutrix is endemic to northeastern Brazil. One of its English common names refers to the Brazilian state of Maranhão, but it also occurs in the Brazilian state of Piauí.