EMYSystem Species Page: Mauremys japonica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Mauremys japonica (Japanese Pond Turtle)
range of species Mauremys japonica
approximate range
Original Description Temminck and Schlegel 1835 : 139
Type Locality Japan
Syntypes (9 specimens) RMNH 3330; RMNH 3331; RMNH 3332; RMNH 3333; RMNH 3334 (8 total specimens); MNHN 1954
Original name Emys vulgaris japonica
Common name Japanese Pond Turtle
Distribution Honshu, Shikoku, and Kyushu, Japan
Comments Reviewed by Stejneger (1907; as Clemmys japonica).
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