Pearl River Map Turtle
Graptemys pearlensis Ennen, Lovich, Kreiser, Selman & Qualls, 2010
Joshua R. Ennen, Jeffrey E. Lovich, Brian R. Kreiser, W. Selman & Carl P. Qualls. 2010. Genetic and Morphological Variation Between Populations of the Pascagoula Map Turtle (Graptemys gibbonsi) in the Pearl and Pascagoula Rivers with Description of a New Species (Chelonian Conservation and Biology 9(1): 98-113).
Restricted to the Pearl and Pascagoula rivers of Mississippi and eastern Louisiana. A jewel of a turtle.
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