Yellow-headed box turtle

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Yellow-headed box turtle
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Cuora aurocapitata
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". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 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 (PDF) 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