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Cuora picturata LEHR, FRITZ & OBST, 1998

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Vietnamese Box Turtle
G: Vietnamesische Scharnierschildkröte 
SynonymCuora galbinifrons picturata LEHR, FRITZ & OBST, 1998
Cuora galbinifrons picturata — BECKER 1999
Cistoclemmys galbinifrons picturata — OBST 2003: 17
Cuora galbinifrons picturata — STUART & PARHAM 2004
Cuora picturata — SPINKS et al. 2007 
DistributionS Vietnam Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MTKD 
CommentConservation: Cuora picturata may be nearing extinction because it probably has a relatively small geographic range (given that it has never been encountered in the wild by scientists) and it, like other members of the genus Cuora, is in high commercial demand. 
References
  • Lehr, E., U. FRITZ & F. J. OBST. 1998. Cuora galbinifrons picturata subsp. nov., eine Unterart der Hinterindischen Scharnierschildkröte. Herpetofauna 20 (113): 5-11. - get paper here
  • McLaughlin, Connor J. and C. Tristan Stayton 2016. Convergent Evolution Provides Evidence of Similar Radiations in Shell Shape in the Turtle Families Emydidae and Geoemydidae Herpetologica Jun 2016, Vol. 72, No. 2: 120-129.
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18 - get paper here
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Spinks, Phillip Q.; Shaffer, H. Bradley 2007. Conservation phylogenetics of the Asian box turtles (Geoemydidae, Cuora): mitochondrial introgression, numts, and inferences from multiple nuclear loci. Conservation Genetics 8(3):641-657 - get paper here
  • Stuart, B.L. and James Ford Parham 2004. Molecular phylogeny of the critically endangered Indochinese box turtle (Cuora galbinifrons). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 31 (1): 164-177 - get paper here
 
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