EMYSystem Species Page: Sacalia bealei
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Sacalia (Eyed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Sacalia bealei (Beal's Eyed turtle)
range of species Sacalia bealei
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 71
Type Locality "China"
Syntypes (2 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.4.33; BMNH 1947.3.4.42
Original name Cistuda bealei
Common name Beal's Eyed turtle
Distribution Hong Kong and southeastern China (PRC), from Fujian to Guangdong Provinces; possibly also in Anhui Prov. and on Hainan Island
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Clemmys bealei), Pope (1935; as Clemmys bealei), and Rödel and Praedicow (1988). Sachsse (1975), Rödel (1985), and Rödel and Praedicow (1988) suggested that Sacalia quadriocellata (Siebenrock, 1903a:336) was based on female S. bealei, and thus is synonymous with the latter. However, Fu and Zhao (1990) and Iverson and McCord (1992) argued that they are distinct species.
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