EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Chinemys nigricans
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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
genus...............Chinemys (Chinese Pond Turtles)
species..............Chinemys nigricans (Red-necked Pond Turtle)
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- Original Description
- Gray 1834a : 53
- BMNH 1918.104.22.168
- Type Locality
- "in Chinā prope Canton"
- Original name
- Emys nigricans
- Common Name
- Red-necked Pond Turtle
- Southeastern China, possibly restricted to the river basins draining into the bay near Canton (= Guangzhou), Guangdong and Guangxi provinces, China (PRC); however, it may also range into northern Vietnam (Felix, 1965) and on Hainan Island (McCord, pers. comm.).
- Reviewed by Fang (1934), Pope (1935; as Geoclemys kwangtungensis), Bourret (1941; as Chinemys kwangtungensis), and Iverson and McCord (1989). Iverson and McCord (1989) showed that this taxon includes Chinemys kwangtungensis (Pope, 1934) as used by most recent authors (e.g., Pritchard, 1979; Ernst and Barbour, 1989).
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