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Species ID 030010  
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Name Western River Cooter
Genus Pseudemys  
Species gorzugi
Synonyms Jicotea del Rio Bravo; River Cooter; Rio Grande Cooter; Cooter, River, Rio Grande;Tortuga de Oreja Amarilla; Zug's River Cooter
Category 03   Reptiles
Legal Status
  • State NM: Species of Greatest Conservation Need (SGCN)
  • State NM: Threatened
    Species Distribution   
  • CHIHUAHUA, MEXICO: Species occurs(ed)
  • MEXICO: Species occurs(ed)
  • NM: Extant
  • TX: Species occurs(ed)
    Food Habits
  • HERBIVORE-eats plants almost exclusively
  • INVERTIVORE-eats invertebrates
  • OMNIVORE-eats plants and animals
      Taxonomy   (last updated 6/28/2018)
      Legal Status   (last updated 6/5/2018)
      Species Distribution   (last updated 6/5/2018)
      Habitat Association   (last updated prior to 6/21/2007)
      Food Habits   (last updated 6/14/2018)
      Environmental Associations   (last updated 6/14/2018)
      Life History   (last updated 6/28/2018)
      Management Practices   (last updated 6/28/2018)