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red ear slider turtle

Trachemys scripta elegans


A melanistic male


Spotted at the Reservoir, Central Park, New York. Red-eared sliders are native to the Southern United States and northern Mexico


Kingdom: Animalia Phylum: Chordata Class: Reptilia Order: Testudines Suborder: Cryptodira Superfamily: Testudinoidea Family: Emydidae Genus: Trachemys Species: T. scripta Subspecies: T. s. elegans

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New York, New York, United States

Spotted on Mar 13, 2021
Submitted on Mar 14, 2021

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