EMYSystem Genus Page: Cuora
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Cuora (Asian Box Turtles)
range of genus Cuora
approximate range
C. amboinensis
C. aurocapitata
C. mccordi
C. pani
C. trifasciata
C. yunnanensis
C. zhoui
Original Description Gray 1855 : 41
Common name Asian Box Turtles
Distribution Southern Asia to Sulawesi and Philippines
Comments Tribe Batagurini. Bour (1980a:158) and Hirayama (1984:147) removed the highly terrestrial species flavomarginata and galbinifrons from Cuora and placed them in the separate genus Cistoclemmys Gray (1963a:175); however, this arrangement has not been accepted by most subsequent authors (e.g., Lorenz, 1984; Ernst and Barbour, 1989; Ernst and Lovich, 1990; McCord and Iverson, 1991; Rummler and Fritz, 1991). Reviewed by McCord and Iverson (1991). A new species from northern Vietnam is being described by McCord and Iverson.
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