Spanish pond turtle

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search

Spanish pond turtle
Saharan pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa saharica) female.jpg
Female M. l. saharica in Morocco
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Mauremys
Species:
M. leprosa
Binomial name
Mauremys leprosa
Mauremys leprosa range Map.png
Synonyms[3]
List
  • Emys leprosa
    Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys lutescens
    Schweigger, 1812
  • Emys marmorea
    Spix, 1824
  • Clemmys sigriz
    Michahelles, 1829
  • Emys vulgaris
    Gray, 1831
  • Emys sigritzii
    Gray, 1831 (ex errore)
  • Terrapene sigriz
    Bonaparte, 1832
  • Emys sigriz
    A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Clemmys (Clemmys) leprosa
    Fitzinger, 1835
  • Clemmys (Clemmys) lutescens
    — Fitzinger, 1835
  • Emys laticeps
    Gray, 1854
  • Emys fuliginosus
    Gray, 1860
  • Clemmys fuliginosa
    Strauch, 1862
  • Clemmys laticeps
    — Strauch, 1862
  • Clemmys marmorea
    — Strauch, 1862
  • Emys flavipes
    Gray, 1869
  • Emys fraseri
    Gray, 1869
  • Mauremys fuliginosa
    — Gray, 1869
  • Mauremys laniaria
    Gray, 1869
  • Emys laniaria
    — Gray, 1870
  • Eryma laticeps
    — Gray, 1870
  • Emys lamaria
    Gray, 1873 (ex errore)
  • Emys caspica var. leprosa
    Boettger, 1874
  • Clemmys caspica sigriz
    Bedriaga, 1882
  • Clemmys caspica leprosa
    — Bedriaga, 1890
  • Mauremys caspica leprosa
    Młynarski, 1969
  • Mauremys leprosa
    Bour, 1978
  • Mauremys leprosa atlantica
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa erhardi
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa marokkensis
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa wernerkaestlei
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa leprosa
    McCord, 1997
  • Mauremys leprosa erhardii
    Fritz, Barata, Busack, Fritzsch & Castilho, 2006 (ex errore)
    Mauremys leprosa saharica
  • Emys fraseri
    Gray, 1869
    (partim, nomen dubium)
  • Mauremys leprosa saharica
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa zizi
    Schleich, 1996
  • Mauremys leprosa vanmeerhaeghei
    Bour & Maran, 1999
  • Mauremys leprosa vanmerhaeghei
    Bour & Maran, 1999 (ex errore)
  • Mauremys leprosa vanmeerhaghei
    Fritz, Fritzsch, Lehr, Ducotterd &
    A. Müller, 2005
    (ex errore)

The Iberian pond turtle (Mauremys leprosa), also known as the Mediterranean pond turtle or Mediterranean turtle, is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. The species is endemic to southwestern Europe and northwestern Africa.

Subspecies[edit]

Including the nominotypical subspecies, there are two sub-species which are accepted:[4]

  • M. leprosa leprosa (Schweigger, 1812)[2]Iberian pond turtle
  • M. leprosa saharica Schleich, 1996[2]Saharan pond turtle

Gallery[edit]

Distribution[edit]

Mauremys leprosa is native to the western mainland Mediterranean Basin, stretching from the tip of southern France to the northwestern Maghreb (in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia and Libya). It is most frequent in the southern half of the Iberian Peninsula (Portugal and Spain).[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b van Dijk, P.P., Mateo Miras, J.A., Cheylan, M., Joger, U., Sá-Sousa, P. & Pérez-Mellado, V. (2004). "Mauremys leprosa". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2004: e.T158468A5199555. Retrieved 5 March 2021.{{cite journal}}: CS1 maint: multiple names: authors list (link)
  2. ^ a b c Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.111–000.112
  3. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 230–231. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  4. ^ Mauremys leprosa at the Reptarium.cz Reptile Database. Accessed 25 September 2020.

Bibliography[edit]