Pelodiscus maackii (BRANDT, 1858)
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pelodiscus maackii?
|Higher Taxa||Trionychidae (Trionychinae), Trionychoidea, Testudines (turtles)|
|Common Names||Russian: дальневосточная черепаха, или черепаха Маака|
|Synonym||Trionyx maackii BRANDT 1858: 609|
Amyda maacki — STEJNEGER 1907: 529
Pelodiscus maackii — DAVID 1994: 35
Pelodiscus maackii — FRITZ & HAVAS 2007: 318
Pelodiscus maackii — DAVLETBAKOV et al. 2016
|Distribution||Russia (Amur, Ussuri, Sungari and Liao-che River systems in the Far East) NE China, Democratic Republic of Korea, South Korea (Chkhikvadze 1987), Kyrgyzstan|
Type locality: rivers south of the Amur River, namely Sungari and Ussuri Rivers and course of the Amur River between the Sungari and Ussuri Rivers.
|Types||Holotype: unlocated (PP van Dijk, pers. comm. 9 June 2014).|
|Comment||Synonymy mainly after FRITZ & HAVAS 2007. Trionyx maackii BRANDT 1858 was previously considered as a synonym of P. sinensis. Pelodiscus maackii and P. parviformis, both harboring distinct mitochondrial lineages, were not differentiated from P. sinensis in the nuclear markers studied by Gong et al. 2018.|
Habitat: freshwater (rivers and tributaries, swamps)
|Etymology||Trionyx maacki has been named after a R. Maack, a Russian who traveled in the Amur region in the early 1850ies and who collected the type (of Trionyx maacki).|
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