Pelodiscus parviformis TANG, 1997
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Pelodiscus parviformis?
|Higher Taxa||Trionychidae (Trionychinae), Trionychoidea, Testudines (turtles)|
|Synonym||Pelodiscus parviformis TANG 1997|
Pelodiscus parviformis — ZHOU & LI 2007
Pelodiscus parviformis — YANG et al. 2012
|Distribution||China (Guangxi, Hunan)|
Type locality: Quanzhou, Xingan, Guanyang, Ziyuan, Lingchuan counties in Guangxi; Dongan, Qiyang, Daoxian in Hunan. Map legend:
- 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.
|Comment||Synonymy: 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.|
Habitat: freshwater (rivers and tributaries, swamps)