EMYSystem Species Page: Chinemys nigricans
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Chinemys (Chinese Pond Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Chinemys nigricans (Red-necked Pond Turtle)
range of species Chinemys nigricans
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1834a : 53
Type Locality "in Chinā prope Canton"
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.5.35
Original name Emys nigricans
Common name Red-necked Pond Turtle
Distribution Southeastern China, possibly restricted to the river basins draining into the bay near Canton (= Guangzhou), Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, China (PRC); however, it may also range into northern Vietnam (Felix, 1965) and on Hainan Island (McCord, pers. comm.).
Comments Reviewed by Fang (1934), Pope (1935; as Geoclemys kwangtungensis), Bourret (1941; as Chinemys kwangtungensis), and Iverson and McCord (1989). Iverson and McCord (1989) showed that this taxon includes Chinemys kwangtungensis (Pope, 1934) as used by most recent authors (e.g., Pritchard, 1979; Ernst and Barbour, 1989).
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