Chinese stripe-necked turtle
(previously Mauremys Ocadia)
Synonyms [1 ]
Emys sinensis Gray, 1834
Emys bennettii Gray, 1844
Graptemys sinensis Agassiz, 1857
Clemmys bennettii Strauch, 1862
Clemmys sinensis Strauch, 1862
Emys chinensis Gray, 1870 ( ex errore)
Ocadia sinensis Gray, 1870
Testudo anyangensis Ping, 1930
Pseudocadia anyangensis Lindholm, 1931
Ocadia sinensis changwui Tao, 1988
Ocadia sinensis sinensis Artner, 2003
Mauremys sinensis Spinks, Shaffer, Iverson & McCord, 2004
Chinese stripe-necked turtle ( Mauremys sinensis), or Golden thread turtle, is a species of turtle in the Geoemydidae (= Bataguridae) family. It is found in China ( Hainan, Guangdong & Fujian), Taiwan, and northern & central Vietnam.
Like many other Geoemydidae, this species
hybridizes vigorously with related and not-so-closely related members of its family. In captivity, hybrids have been produced between this species and and the Japanese pond turtle Chinese pond turtle, as well as with a male . The supposed species Cyclemys (oldhami) shanensis is a hybrid between a male Ocadia glyphistoma O. sinensis and a female Vietnamese pond turtle. A species nearly extinct in the wild. was also shown to be of hybrid origin, a male Ocadia philippeni Ocadia sinensis with a female . Both are either naturally occurring or bred for the pet trade. Any individuals that are available as pets therefore need to be kept separate from other members of the family to prevent hybridization, especially considering that the Chinese stripe-necked turtle is threatened by overhunting and Cuora trifasciata habitat destruction in the wild.
It is one of the two most commonly found species used for
divination that have been recovered from Shang dynasty sites. [2 ]
References [ edit ]
Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). Ocadia sinensis. 2006. . IUCN Red List of Threatened Species IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 29 July 2007.
Buskirk, James R.; Parham, James F. & Feldman, Chris R. (2005): On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Testudines: Sacalia × Mauremys). Salamandra 41: 21-26. PDF fulltext Keightley (1979):
Sources of Shang History: The Oracle-Bone Inscriptions of Bronze Age China. David N. Keightley. University of California Press. 1979.