EMYSystem Species Page: Cuora aurocapitata
home introduction world turtle database conservation resources contact us  
OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Cuora (Asian Box Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Cuora aurocapitata (Yellow-headed Box Turtle)
range of species Cuora aurocapitata
approximate range
Original Description Luo and Zong 1988 : 13
Type Locality "Nanling County, Anhui" [Prov., China (PRC)]
Holotype Shanghai Museum of Natural History 86/012
Original name Cuora aurocapitata
Common name Yellow-headed Box Turtle
Distribution Known only from the type locality
Comments Ernst (1988a) described his concept of Cuora pani, which actually represented C. aurocapitata. See McCord and Iverson (1991) for clarification.
      Note - informational or help links appear in red.  
      Additional Resources  
Images Maps Other Resources
images maps resources
Copyright © 2000 The Terra Cognita Laboratory