Bourret's box turtle

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Bourret's box turtle
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Conservation status
Not evaluated (IUCN 3.1)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Cuora
Species: Cuora bourreti
Binomial name
Cuora bourreti
Obst & Reimann, 1994[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Cuora galbinifrons bourreti Obst & Reimann, 1994
  • Cistoclemmys galbinifrons bourreti Bour, 2002
  • Cuora bourreti Stuart & Parham, 2004
  • Cistoclemmys bourreti Vetter, 2006

The Bourret's box turtle(Cuora bourreti)[1] is a turtle subspecies found in central Vietnam and adjacent Laos and commonly called the central Vietnamese flowerback box turtle.

Taxonomy[edit]

Although Stuart and Parham (2004) argued that it was quite distinct, possibly enough to justify its elevation to a full species, ostelogic studies by Fritz et al. (2006) have shown that it probably better remains as a subspecies of C. galbinifrons. This is further substantiated by the finding of intergradation zones in north-centralvietnam, where hybrid populations of C. g. galbinifrons and C. g. bourreti are known to exist (Fritz et al. 2003).

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Rhodin 2011, p. 000.188
  2. ^ Fritz 2007, p. 217
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Further reading[edit]

  • Fritz, Uwe, Antje Petzold and Markus Auer. 2006. Osteology in the Cuora galbinifrons complex suggests conspecifity of C. bourreti and C. galbinifrons, with notes on shell osteology and phalangeal formulae within the Geoemydidae. Amphibia- Reptilia. 27 (2): 195-205.
  • Fritz, U., Ziegler, T., Herrmann, H.-W., Lehr, E., 2002. Intergradation between subspecies of Cuora galbinifrons Bourret, 1939 and Pyxidea mouhotii (Gray, 1862) in southern North Vietnam. Faun. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden, 23: 59-74.
  • Obst, F.J., Reimann, M., 1994. Bemerkenswerte Variabilität bei Cuora galbinifrons Bourret, 1939, mit Beschreibung einer neuen geographischen Unterart: Cuora galbinifrons bourreti subsp. nov. Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden, 48: 125-138.
  • Stuart, B.L., Parham, J.F., 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the critically endangered Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). Mol. Phylogenet. Evol., 31: 164-177.

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