EMYSystem Species Page: Chinemys reevesii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Chinemys (Chinese Pond Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Chinemys reevesii (Reeves' Turtle)
range of species Chinemys reevesii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 73
Type Locality "China"
Holotype Not located
Original name Emys reevesii
Common name Reeves' Turtle
Distribution China (PRC), Korea, Taiwan, and Japan; introduced in the USA and Canada
Comments Reviewed by Stejneger (1907; as Geoclemys reevesii), Smith (1931; as Chinemys reevesi), and Pope (1935; as Geoclemys reevesii). Although the study by Lovich, Ernst, and Gotte (1985) showed little intraspecific geographic variation, that by Iverson, Ernst, Gotte, and Lovich (1989) suggested that significant subspecific variation exists. The latter authors synonymized Chinemys megalocephala Fang (1934:158) with Chinemys reevesii.
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