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Pelodiscus parviformis TANG, 1997

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Higher TaxaTrionychidae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymPelodiscus parviformis TANG 1997
Pelodiscus parviformis — ZHOU & LI 2007
Pelodiscus parviformis — YANG et al. 2012 
DistributionChina (GUANGXI-ZHUANG; Guanyang, Lingchuan, Quanzhou, Xingan & Ziyuan counties; HUNAN; Dongan, Daoxian & Qiyang counties) Map legend:
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Types 
CommentSynonymy: This species was suspected to be a synonym of Pelodiscus sinensis (FRITZ & OBST 1999). However, Yang et al. (2011) argued that it is a valid species, although they did not provide a revised diagnosis. Hence the status of the species remains a bit unclear.

Reproduction: oviparous. 
References
  • Fritz U; Obst F J 1999. Neue Schildkröten aus Südostasien Teil II. Bataguridae (Cyclemys, Heosemys, Mauremys, Ocadia, Pyxidea, Sacalia) und Trionychidae. Sauria 21 (1): 11–26. - get paper here
  • Tang, Yezhong 1997. Research on a new species of Pelodiscus, Trionychidae in China. Zoological Research 18 (1): 13-17
  • YANG, Ping; Yezhong TANG, Li DING, Xianguang GUO and Yuezhao WANG 2011. Validity of Pelodiscus parviformis (Testudines: Trionychidae) Inferred from Molecular and Morphological Analyses. Asian Herpetological Research 2 (1): 21-29 - get paper here
  • ZHOU, T; P-P Li. 2007. Chelonian species diversity and current status in China. (in Chinese) Sichuan Journal of Zoology 26 (2):463-467 - get paper here
 
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