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Cuora bourreti OBST & REIMANN, 1994

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Bourret’s Box Turtle
G: Bourrets Scharnierschildkröte 
SynonymCuora galbinifrons bourreti OBST & REIMANN, 1994
Cuora galbinifrons bourreti — BECKER 1999
Cistoclemmys galbinifrons bourreti — OBST 2003
Cuora galbinifrons bourreti — STUART & PARHAM 2004
Cuora bourreti — SPINKS et al. 2007
Cistoclemmys bourreti — HEUBERGER & HEUBERGER 2008
Cuora bourreti — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Cuora galbinifrons bourreti — LIU et al. 2019
Cuora bourreti — TTWG 2021 
DistributionC Vietnam, Laos

Type locality: Linh-Cam (= Ha-Tinh)  
TypesHolotype: MNHN-RA 1948.37, although original description states MNHN 1948-60 (previously HNUV T60) 
EtymologyNamed after Rene Leon Bourret (1884-1957), a French zoologist and herpetologist. 
  • Augustine L., Haislip N. 2019. Husbandry and reproduction of the Indochinese box turtle Cuora galbinifrons, Bourret's box turtle Cuora bourreti and Southern Vietnam box turtle Cuora picturata in North America. International Zoo Yearbook - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Blanck, T. 2013. Zu Besuch bei Cuora galbinifrons auf Hainan, China. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (99): 100-109 - get paper here
  • Fritz U; Obst F J 1998. Neue Schildkröten aus Südostasien Teil I. Platysternidae und Bataguridae (Cuora). Sauria 20 (4): 9–22 - get paper here
  • Heuberger, W. & Heuberger, K. 2008. Erfolgreiche Haltung und mehrfache Nachzucht von Cistoclemmys (galbinifrons) bourreti, der hinterindischen Scharnierschildkröte. Reptilia (Münster) 13 (72): 64-71 - get paper here
  • Jarvis, P & Augustine, L 2018. Cuora bourreti (Bourret's Box Turtle) Brumation, oviposition and incubation. Herpetological Review 49 (3): 486-487 - get paper here
  • Liu X, Li W, Ye Z, Zhu Y, Hong X, Zhu X. 2019. Morphological characterization and phylogenetic relationships of Indochinese box turtles—The Cuora galbinifrons complex. Ecol Evol. 9: 13030–13042 - get paper here
  • Ly, T.; Hoang, H.D. & Stuart, B.L. 2011. Market turtle mystery solved in Vietnam. Biological Conservation
  • 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 72 (2): 120-129. - get paper here
  • Nguyen, Luan Thanh; Ha Van Hoang, Thang Tai Nguyen, McCormack Timothy E.M., Sang Ngoc Nguyen 2016. A COLLECTION OF AMPHIBIANS AND REPTILES FROM BAC HUONG HOA NATURE RESERVE, QUANG TRI PROVINCE, VIETNAM. Proceedings of the 3nd National Scientific Workshop “Amphibians and Reptiles in Vietnam - get paper here
  • Nguyen, S.V., Ho, C.T. and Nguyen, T.Q. 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Obst, F. J. & M. REIMANN 1994. Bemerkenswerte Variabilität bei Cuora galbinifrons BOURRET, 1939, mit Beschreibung einer neuen geographischen Unterart: Cuora galbinifrons bourreti subsp. nov. (Reptilia: Testudines: Bataguridae). Zool. Abh. Mus. Tierk. Dresden, 48 (7): 125-138.
  • Obst, F.J. 2003. Sumpfschildkröten. Draco 4 (13): 4-18 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Stuart, Bryan L.; Chris D. Hallam, Sengphachanh Sayavong, Chanthalaphone Nanthavong, Sengmany Sayaleng, Outhai Vongsa, and William G. Robichaud 2011. Two Additions to the Turtle Fauna of Laos. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 10(1):113-116 - get paper here
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
  • Wagner, P. 2018. Die Gattung Cuora – eine akut bedrohte, einzigartige Kreation der Evolution. Reptilia 23 (133): 16-21 - get paper here
  • Wagner, P. 2018. Die Letzten ihrer Art – 15 Jahre erfolgreiche Erhaltungszucht im Internationalen Zentrum für Schildkrötenschutz (IZS). Reptilia 23 (133): 22-30 - get paper here
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