Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi •
pseudemys rubriventris bangsi

Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi

Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network. The Plymouth red-bellied turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi), sometimes called the Plymouth red-bellied cooter, was the first freshwater turtle in the US to be listed as endangered by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. Current thinking is that they are not a full subspecies and that they belong in synonymy under Pseudemys rubriventris or northern red-bellied cooter. Nevertheless, it is well recognized that the Plymouth red-bellied turtle extends the range of the northern red-bellied cooter by 30–40 percent.

ITIS Reports — ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world. This turtle gets its name from its reddish plastron or undershell. They have flattened or slightly concave vertebral scutes with a red bar on each marginal scute. Their upper shell or carapace ranges from brown to black. An arrow-shaped stripe runs atop head, between the eyes, to their snout. Adults are 10–12.5 inches (25–32 cm). Males have elongated, straight claws on the front feet.

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Detailed information
Full Name: Plymouth redbelly Turtle (Pseudemys rubriventris bangsi)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 04/02/1980 Northeast Region (Region 5) Wherever found
  • States/US Territories in which the Plymouth redbelly Turtle, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: Massachusetts
  • US Counties in which the Plymouth redbelly Turtle, Wherever found is known to or is believed to occur: View All
  • USFWS Refuges in which the Plymouth redbelly Turtle, Wherever found is known to occur: Massasoit National Wildlife Refuge
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