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Morphological and molecular reassessment of graptemys oculifera and Graptemys flavimaculata (Testudines: Emydidae)

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Morphological and molecular reassessment of graptemys oculifera and Graptemys flavimaculata (Testudines: Emydidae); 2010; Conference Paper; Journal of Herpetology; Ennen, J. R.; Kreiser, B. R.; Qualls, C. P.; Lovich, J. E.

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The turtle genus Graptemys consists of 15 recognized taxa, distinguished largely on the basis of pigmentation pattern (i.e., soft tissue and shell), head size, and shell morphology. However, phylogenetic studies have shown limited sequence divergence within the genus and between Graptemys oculifera and Graptemys flavimaculata relative to most other members of the Emydidae. Graptemys oculifera of the Pearl River drainage and G. flavimaculata of the Pascagoula River drainage have been recognized as species since 1890 and 1954, respectively. However, the description of G. flavimaculata was based on a limited number of morphological characters. Several of these characters overlap between G. flavimaculata and G. oculifera, and no attempt [...]

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doi http://www.loc.gov/standards/mods/mods-outline-3-5.html#identifier doi:10.1670/09-120.1

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