Trachemys yaquia — Yaqui Slider
This species was formerly considered a subspecies of Trachemys scripta.
On our way from Hermosillo to Álamos, we took a small detour to check out a small river for these turtles. We saw a number of them, all at a distance and all extremely wary. This is cropped from a photo taken with a 300mm lens, and all my other photos were worse.
- Ernst, C. H., Barbour, R. W. 1989. Turtles of the World
- Rorabaugh, J.C., Lemos-Espinal, J.A. 2016. A Field Guide to the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sonora, Mexico