Mauremys

Mauremys
Mauremys
Mauremys leprosa, adult female from Spain
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Mauremys
Gray, 1869
Synonyms

Annamemys Cathaiemys Emmenia Eryma

Mauremys is a genus of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae). Ocadia and Chinemys are included here by some scientists, but not by the majority nor by hobbyists.

Species include:

The Fujian pond turtle, described as Mauremys iversoni, is a farm bred hybrid, between Yellow pond turtle (usually females) and the Golden coin turtle or Cuora cyclornata (usually males). Similarly, the turtles described as Mauremys pritchardi are farm bred and wild occurring hybrids between the Chinese pond turtle and the Yellow pond turtle. While it is not unusual for valid species of geoemydid turtles to arise from hybrids, this is yet to be discussed with M. pritchardi, M. iversoni is probably not, since they only seem to be produced in farms and most males are sterile.

References

  • Parham, James Ford; Simison, W. Brian; Kozak, Kenneth H.; Feldman, Chris R. & Shi, Haitao (2001): New Chinese turtles: endangered or invalid? A reassessment of two species using mitochondrial DNA, allozyme electrophoresis and known-locality specimens. Animal Conservation 4(4): 357–367. HTML abstract Erratum: Animal Conservation 5(1): 86 HTML abstract



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