EMYSystem Species Page: Mauremys mutica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Mauremys (Stripe-necked Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Mauremys mutica (Yellow Pond Turtle)
range of species Mauremys mutica
approximate range
Original Description Cantor 1842 : 482
Type Locality "Chusan" [= Zhoushan Island, Zhejiang Province, China (PRC)]; not "Canton" as reported by most authors (clarified by Iverson and McCord, 1989:23)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.5.34
Original name Emys muticus
Common name Yellow Pond Turtle
Distribution Southern China (PRC), including Taiwan and Hainan Islands, the western Ryukyu Islands and northern Indochina; introduced into Japan (Nakamura, 1934; Sengoku, 1979)
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Clemmys mutica), Pope (1935; as Clemmys mutica), Bourret (1941; as Clemmys mutica), and Iverson and McCord (1989). See Comments under Annamemys annamensis and Chinemys nigricans.
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