EMYSystem Species Page: Mauremys caspica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Mauremys caspica (Caspian Turtle)
range of species Mauremys caspica
approximate range
Original Description Gmelin 1774 : 59
Type Locality Pusahat Creek [= Pirsagat] near Schamachie, Transcaucasia [USSR]
Holotype Not located, although pictured in the original description.
Original name Testuda caspica
Common name Caspian Turtle
Distribution Yugoslavia and Bulgaria south and east through Greece (including Crete), Cyprus, and Turkey to Israel, Syria, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Iran and extreme southern USSR
Comments Reviewed by Busack and Ernst (1980).
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