EMYSystem Species Page: Mauremys annamensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Mauremys annamensis (Annam Leaf Turtle)
range of species Mauremys annamensis
approximate range
Original Description Siebenrock 1903a : 341
Type Locality "Annam (Phuc-Son)" [= southwest of Tourane (= Da Nang), central Annam, Vietnam]
Holotype NMW 23394
Original name Cyclemys annamensis
Common name Annam Leaf Turtle
Distribution Known only from central Vietnam
Comments The synonymy of this taxon with Mauremys (= Chinemys) nigricans (actually Mauremys mutica) by McDowell (1964) was incorrect according to Pritchard (1979) and Iverson and McCord (1989). McDowell apparently considered only juveniles; the adults of M. mutica and A. annamensis are distinctly different (Iverson, unpublished), although apparently closely related. Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Cyclemys annamensis), Bourret (1941; as Cyclemys annamensis and Annamemys merkleni) and Savage (1953).
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