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Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792) - Red-eared Slider


Maps

Locality Map

Locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

County Map

County map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
County map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical Locality Map

Historical locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Historical locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that more recent records might conceal underlying older records.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Currently unavailable: Historical County Map

Historical county map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Historical county map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider). Black circles ( ) represent records after 1986, blue squares ( ) represent records between 1966 and 1986, orange triangles ( ) represent records prior to 1966. Note that only the most recent county record for each county is shown.
Map created 28 February 2018.

Ecological Drainage Locality Map

Ecological Drainage Units map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Ecological Drainage Units locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Natural Divisions Locality Map

Natural Divisions locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Natural Divisions and Sections locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Major Watersheds Locality Map

Major watersheds map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Major Watersheds locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level I Ecoregion Locality Map

Level I Ecoregions map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Level I Ecoregion locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level II Ecoregion Locality Map

Level II Ecoregions map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Level II Ecoregion locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level III Ecoregion Locality Map

Level III Ecoregions map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Level III Ecoregion locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Level IV Ecoregion Locality Map

Level IV Ecoregions map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider)
Level IV Ecoregion locality map for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider).
Map created 28 February 2018.

Native Status

Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider) is native to Missouri.

Collection Summary

Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider) has a total of 361 valid, non-duplicated collections representing 91 counties and 285 localities. There are a total of 92 collectors and 214 collection dates for the species. This results in a total of 227 expeditions for the species, a measure of unique date / collector(s) combinations. The earliest collection year for the species in Missouri is 1878 and its most recent collection year is 2017. The earliest and latest collection dates (independent of earliest and most recent collection years) are January 21 and December 26, respectively. If you have a new record to report, read the New Records section of the FAQ.

Collection Summary by County

Collection summary for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider) by county. Some values are unavailable since some records are represented solely by historical literature reports, which sometimes lack complete collecting data. Click on a county name to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
County Localities Collections Collectors Dates Expeditions Earliest Year Latest Year
Adair 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Barry 1 1 2 1 1 2007 2007
Barton 3 4 4 3 3 1989 2017
Bates 3 3 4 3 3 1990 2003
Benton 1 1 1 1 1 1957 1957
Bollinger 4 4 4 4 4 1965 1989
Boone 4 4 4 3 4 2005 2009
Buchanan 3 3 2 3 3 1958 2017
Butler 10 13 8 10 10 1898 2008
Callaway 1 2 2 1 1 2000 2000
Camden 5 5 6 3 3 1992 2017
Cape Girardeau 5 5 3 5 5 1961 2007
Carroll 2 2 1 1 1
Carter 2 2 2 2 2 1941 1983
Cass 1 1 1 1 1 1984 1984
Cedar 3 4 2 3 3 2002 2017
Chariton 6 6 5 4 4 1992 2011
Christian 3 3 4 3 3 2006 2017
Clark 5 5 5 4 5 1960 2012
Clay 1 1 1 1 1
Cole 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Cooper 2 2 1 1 1
Crawford 3 3 6 3 3 2004 2008
Dade 6 6 6 6 6 1992 2016
Dallas 1 1 2 1 1 1992 1992
Daviess 2 2 2 2 2 1960 2012
Dent 2 3 2 2 2 1909 1909
Douglas 5 5 4 3 3 2005 2016
Dunklin 9 35 6 5 7 1920 1961
Franklin 2 2 3 2 2 1993 2000
Gasconade 2 2 5 2 2 2006 2006
Greene 10 10 6 9 9 2002 2017
Henry 4 5 5 3 4 1983 2014
Hickory 3 3 4 3 3 1992 2004
Holt 1 1 1 1 1 1967 1967
Howard 7 8 3 4 4 1999 2015
Howell 2 2 3 2 2 1983 2007
Jackson 2 3 2 3 3 1963 1963
Jasper 2 2 4 2 2 1992 2015
Jefferson 3 5 2 2 2 1905 1905
Johnson 3 3 3 3 3 1961 1990
Laclede 4 4 3 4 4 1983 2006
Lafayette 3 3 1 3 3 1989 1994
Lawrence 11 11 6 10 10 1982 2016
Lewis 3 3 3 3 3 1978 2013
Lincoln 1 1 1 1 1 1989 1989
Linn 1 1 1 1 1 2005 2005
Livingston 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Madison 1 1 1 1 1 2001 2001
Maries 2 2 2 2 2 1962 1982
Marion 1 2 1 1 1 2006 2006
McDonald 2 2 3 2 2 1984 2010
Mississippi 4 4 5 4 4 1984 2011
Moniteau 1 1 1 1 1 1999 1999
Montgomery 2 2 1 1 1 2009 2009
Morgan 3 3 3 3 3 1987 2002
New Madrid 1 1 2 1 1 1967 1967
Newton 2 2 3 2 2 2010 2010
Oregon 5 7 3 2 2 2007 2017
Osage 3 3 3 3 3 1999 2010
Ozark 2 2 4 2 2 1983 2010
Pemiscot 6 14 4 6 8 1923 1956
Perry 2 2 4 2 2 2008 2011
Pettis 1 2 1 1 1
Phelps 1 1 2 1 1 1999 1999
Pike 3 4 2 3 3 1996 2014
Platte 2 2 3 2 2 1961 2002
Polk 5 5 3 5 5 2004 2015
Pulaski 1 1 1 1 1 1929 1929
Ray 3 4 2 3 3 1987 2003
Reynolds 1 1 1 1 1 1940 1940
Ripley 2 2 3 2 2 1996 2005
Saint Charles 5 7 6 5 5 1909 1994
Saint Clair 5 5 1 2 2 2001 2017
Sainte Genevieve 1 1 2 1 1 2014 2014
Saint Francois 2 2 3 2 2 1994 2007
Saint Louis 4 11 5 7 8 1878 1960
Saline 5 6 1 1 1
Scott 5 5 4 4 4 1995 2011
Shannon 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Shelby 1 1 2 1 1 2003 2003
Stoddard 9 14 7 9 9 1965 2013
Stone 6 9 7 5 5 2015 2017
Taney 2 2 3 2 2 1992 2009
Texas 2 2 7 2 2 2002 2016
Vernon 7 7 7 7 7 1936 2017
Warren 3 3 3 3 3 1991 2013
Washington 2 2 2 2 2 1960 1976
Wayne 3 3 5 3 3 1892 2007
Webster 2 2 4 2 2 2013 2013
Wright 1 1 3 1 1 2013 2013

Potential County Records

Potential counties for Trachemys scripta (Red-eared Slider). Counties are listed in descending order of their likelihood of having this species. Click on a county to view more information about that county. Click on column headings to sort by that column.
Likelihood County Rationale Ecoregion / Watershed
2 Andrew Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 Audrain Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
2 Caldwell Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Clinton Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
2 De Kalb Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Harrison Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
2 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Meramec River Hills
2 Iron Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Current River Hills
2 Ralls Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles River Hills
2 Ralls Same Level IV ecoregion, within 5 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Knox Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Macon Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Miller Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Osage/Gasconade Hills
4 Monroe Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Claypan Prairie
4 Putnam Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Schuyler Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Scotland Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
4 Sullivan Same Level IV ecoregion, within 10 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Gentry Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Grundy Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Mercer Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Nodaway Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Rolling Loess Prairies
6 Randolph Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Claypan Prairie
6 Randolph Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains
6 Randolph Same Level IV ecoregion, within 20 miles River Hills
7 Atchison Same Level III ecoregion, within 20 miles Western Corn Belt Plains
8 Worth Same Level IV ecoregion, within 30 miles Loess Flats and Till Plains

Linnaean Classification

Kingdom:
Animalia - Animals
Phylum:
Chordata - Chordates
Subphylum:
Vertebrata - Vertebrates
Class:
Reptilia Laurenti, 1768 - Reptiles
Order:
Testudines Linnaeus, 1758 - Turtles
Family:
Emydidae Gray, 1825 - Box and Basking Turtles
Genus:
Trachemys Agassiz, 1857 - Sliders
Species:
Trachemys scripta (Schoepff, 1792) - Red-eared Slider

Recent Taxonomic Synonyms

(none)