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The Status of the Pliocene Turtles Pseudemys caelata Hay and Chrysemys carri Rose and Weaver

Dale R. Jackson
Copeia
Vol. 1976, No. 4 (Dec. 30, 1976), pp. 655-659
DOI: 10.2307/1443445
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1443445
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The Status of the Pliocene Turtles Pseudemys caelata Hay and Chrysemys carri Rose and Weaver
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Abstract

Hay (1908), and Rose and Weaver (1966) described turtles of the genus Chrysemys (sensu McDowell, 1964) from the Pliocene of north peninsular Florida. Reexamination of type and referred materials indicates that C. carri Rose and Weaver is indistinguishable from Pseudemys caeleta Hay (= Chrysemys caelata). C. caelata is a characteristic member of Hemphillian faunas of Florida and appears to be immediately ancestral to C. nelsoni.

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