EMYSystem Species Page: Mauremys leprosa
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Mauremys leprosa (Mediterranean Turtle)
range of species Mauremys leprosa
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 298
Type Locality Not stated; restricted to "Südspanien" [= southern Spain] by Mertens and Müller (1928:22)
Holotype Not stated; MNHN according to Loveridge and Williams 1957:195; MNHN 7936 according to R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Emys leprosa
Common name Mediterranean Turtle
Distribution Southwestern Europe (France, Spain, and Portugal) and northwestern Africa (at least Mauritania and Morocco to northern Niger and western Libya)
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957; as Clemmys caspica leprosa) and Busack and Ernst (1980).
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