What is up with herpetologists and they're changing the scientific names of turtles and other species??!! Is it because some vain people want to dictate what creatures are called? Just because finding a certain trait in an animal is no reason to change its scientific name!! I honestly get tired of this!!! And it really confuses people who want to learn more about these creatures...A few examples: Red eared slider: Pseudemys Scripta Elegans, Chrysemys Scripta Elegans, Trachemys Scripta Elegans. All the big river and swamp cooters and sliders: Pseudemys, Chrysemys back to Pseudemys. Alligator snapping turtle: Macrochelys Temminckii, Macroclemmys Temminckii. Wood turtle: Clemys insculpta, Glyptemys insculpta Western pond turtle: Clemys marmorata, Actinemys marmorata←The wood turtle, spotted turtle, bog turtle and western pond turtle ARE in the same family!! Clemys!! These four can interbreed, making them the same genus. Leave it alone! I could go on and on and this happens with other types of animals, even their common, non-scientific names are being changed: Red belly turtle, now 'northern red belly cooter' My biggest complaint (not a herp): Baltimore oriole (bird) now called the "northern oriole". I always loved the original name of this wonderful song bird... Damn!! STOP!!! Science is science, research them, find new traits, but don't change the genus, species or common names anymore. OK, off my soap box...Just had to rant and let off some steam.