McCord's box turtle (Cuora mccordi) is a species of the southeast Asian genus Cuora (family Geoemydidae).
Described by Ernst in 1988 from the Chinese pet trade, this turtle lacked distribution data for 19 years until Zhou et al. (2007) were able to report it from the wild. This species is endemic to the Chinese Guangxi province. It is one of the most endangered Chinese endemic turtle species, highly sought after by the traditional Chinese medicine and turtle hobbyists. Once thought to reach only 14 cm Carapace length, specimens of up to 18 cm are known now.
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