Yellow-headed box turtle

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Yellow-headed box turtle
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Cuora aurocapitata
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Cuora
Species: C. (pani)aurocapitata
Binomial name
Cuora aurocapitata
Luo & Zong, 1988[2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Cuora aurocapitata Luo & Zhong, 1988
  • Cuora aureocapitata Patterson, 1994 (ex errore)
  • Cuora pani aurocapitata Artner, 2003
  • Pyxiclemmys aurocapitata Vetter, 2006
  • Pyxiclemmys pani aurocapitata Vetter, 2006
Female

The yellow-headed box turtle (Cuora aurocapitata) or golden-headed box turtle is a proposed species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It is sometimes considered a subspecies Cuora pani aurocapitata of Pan's box turtle.

Plastron

This turtle is endemic to the central Chinese Anhui province.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). Cuora aurocapitata. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 29 July 2007. Listed as Critically Endangered (CR A1d+2d)
  2. ^ Luo, B. & Y. Zong. (1988). A new species of Cuora - Cuora aurocapitata. - Acta Herpetologica Sinica, Beijing, 3: 13-16 (in Chinese).
  3. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 215. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  4. ^ Blanck, T. & M. Tang (2005). Ein neuer Fundort von Cuora pani SONG, 1984 mit Diskussion über den taxonomischen Status von Cuora pani und Cuora aurocapitata. Sacalia. 7(3):16-37
  5. ^ Blanck, T. & T. Kremser (2007). Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung von Cuora pani aurocapitata sowie neue Fundortnachweise. Teil I. Marginata. 13(4):52-56
  6. ^ Blanck, T. & T. Kremser (2007). Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung von Cuora pani aurocapitata sowie neue Fundortnachweise. Teil II. Marginata. 14(4):50-52