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Peninsula Cooter

Pseudemys floridana peninsularis

Description:

There were tons of these turtles all over the river

Habitat:

Withlacoochee River

1 Species ID Suggestions

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago
Peninsula Cooter
Pseudemys floridana peninsularis Pseudemys floridana floridana & Pseudemys floridana peninsularis


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5 Comments

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Thanks again! I will keep that in mind for the future :)

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

No problem! I am always glad to clarify on an ID if you ever want it, and you're always welcome to email me too. I enjoy helping others and you see so much cool wildlife in FL, I'm glad you actually care about figuring out why something is a certain species! Spread the knowledge :)

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Thank you for the clarification! I would have never thought these turtles were different species, but after you clarified the differences between them seem much more obvious.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Oops, I meant to comment on this after I made the suggestion. From left to right, 1st and 3rd are the species in the suggestion, 2nd and 4th are P. concinna. P. f. peninsularis only has the spots on the upper plastron. P. concinna has much larger spots with some markings below them on the plastron

Machi
Machi 5 years ago

Ashley, I can't seem to find a source clarifying the difference between Pseudemys floridana peninsularis and Pseudemys concinna floridana. Are they different species or perhaps is there some disagreement on naming/classification? I have had other members suggest Pseudemys concinna floridana on some of my spottings, but I figured since you are very knowledgeable in herpetology you could clarify the difference for me.

Machi
Spotted by
Machi

Florida, USA

Spotted on May 5, 2015
Submitted on May 14, 2015

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