Temporal range: 15–0 Ma Neogenerecent[1]
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Painted turtle (Chrysemys picta)
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Emydidae
Subfamily: Deirochelyinae
Genus: Chrysemys
Gray, 1844

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Chrysemys is a genus of turtles in the family Emydidae. They are found throughout most of North America.[2]


There are two extant species:[2]

Fossil record

Several fossil species have been described, dating back to the Miocene.

Fossil species


  1. ^ Ernst, Carl H.; Lovich, Jeffrey E. (2009). Turtles of the United States and Canada. JHU Press. pp. 184–185. ISBN 978-0-8018-9121-2.
  2. ^ a b Chrysemys at the Reptile Database. Accessed 12 October 2021.
  3. ^ a b c Jasinski, S.E. (2018). "A new slider turtle (Testudines: Emydidae: Deirochelyinae: Trachemys) from the late Hemphillian (late Miocene/early Pliocene) of eastern Tennessee and the evolution of the deirochelyines". PeerJ. 6: e4338. doi:10.7717/peerj.4338. PMC 5815335. PMID 29456887.
  4. ^ Weems, R.E.; George, R.A. (2013). "Amphibians and Nonmarine Turtles from the Miocene Calvert Formation of Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia (USA)". Journal of Paleontology. 87 (4): 570–588. doi:10.1666/12-071. S2CID 86171253.