Escambia map turtle
Graptemys ernsti
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Emydidae
Genus: Graptemys
G. ernsti
Binomial name
Graptemys ernsti
Lovich & McCoy, 1992
Range map
  • Graptemys ernsti
    Lovich & McCoy, 1992
  • Graptemys emstii
    Ferri, 2002
    (ex errore)
  • Graptemys pulchra ernsti
    — Artner, 2003

The Escambia map turtle (Graptemys ernsti) is a species of turtle in the family Emydidae. The species is endemic to the United States.

Geographic range

G. ernsti is found in southern Alabama and western Florida, in rivers which drain into Escambia Bay.[2]


The specific name, ernsti, is in honor of American herpetologist Dr. Carl Henry Ernst (born 1938).[3][4]


  1. ^ van Dijk PP (2011). "Graptemys ernsti ". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2011: e.T9500A97418010. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2013.RLTS.T9500A12997190.en.((cite iucn)): error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
  2. ^ a b Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2). Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ "Graptemys ernsti ". The Reptile Database.
  4. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Graptemys ernsti, p. 85).

Further reading

Lovich JE, McCoy CJ (1992). "Review of the Graptemys pulchra Group (Reptilia: Testudines: Emydidae), with Descriptions of Two New Species". Annals of Carnegie Museum 61 (4): 293–315. ("Grapemys ernsti, new species", pp. 300–302, Figures 4–5).