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Baja California Slider - Trachemys nebulosa

(Van Denburgh, 1895)
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Adult from type locality, Dolores del Sur, Baja California Sur © Shane Macfarlan
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Juvenile, San Ignacio, Baja California
Sur © James Buskirk
Juvenile, San Ignacio, Baja California
Sur © James Buskirk
Captive born juvenile © James Buskirk
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Captive born juveniles © James Buskirk T. nebulosa composite 
© James Buskirk
Comparison of carapace of
T. nebulosa
and T. ornata
juveniles © James Buskirk
 
Hybrids
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Turtles photographed at El Serpentario de La Paz in 2001 labeled as Baja California Sliders. Some of these appear to be hybrids of Trachemys nebulosa and Trachemys scripta elegans, except for one true T. s. elegans on the far left of the photo on the left. Non-native turtles, including T. s. elegans, have been released into the wild in Baja California where they have been interbreeding with the native T. nebulosa.
 

References:


Grismer, L. Lee. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California, Including Its Pacific Islands and the Islands in the Sea of Cortés. The University of California Press, 2002.

McPeak, Ron H. Amphibians and Reptiles of Baja California. Sea Challengers, 2000.

San Diego Natural History Museum







Baja California Reptiles & Amphibians

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