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RIO GRANDE COOTER
Pseudemys gorzugi

Rio Grande Cooter - Pseudemys gorzugi Pseudemys gorzugi from Eddy Co., NM   Photo by Matt Hollanders



Distribution:  This species occurs only along the Rio Grande River from Brownsville, Texas northward into Val Verde and Terrell Counties. There is also an isolated population along the Pecos River drainage in far west Texas and into Eddy and Chaves Counties of New Mexico.

Legal Status:  Pseudemys gorzugi is listed as an Endangered Species in New Mexico. It has no protected status in Texas.







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