Zhou's box turtle

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Zhou's box turtle
Cuora zhoui.jpg
Zhou's box turtle
Cuora zhoui
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Cuora
Species: C. zhoui
Binomial name
Cuora zhoui
Zhao, Zhou & Ye, 1990
Synonyms[1]
  • Cuora zhoui Zhao, 1990
  • Cuora pallidicephala McCord & Iverson, 1991
  • Pyxiclemmys zhoui Vetter, 2006

Zhou's box turtle (Cuora zhoui) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). Apparently endemic to China, it is only known from Chinese food market specimens to date, and from limited captive breeding by only three pairs held by two groups of private breeders in Germany and in the United States.

Female
Plastron

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 219–220. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.