Cyclemys pulchristriata FRITZ, GAULKE & LEHR, 1997
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyclemys pulchristriata?
|Higher Taxa||Geoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)|
|Synonym||Cyclemys pulchristriata FRITZ, GAULKE & LEHR 1997|
Cyclemys pulchristriata — SCHILDE 2004
Cyclemys pulchristriata — FRITZ et al. 2009
Cyclemys pulchristriata — NGUYEN et al. 2009
Cyclemys pulchristriata — TTWG 2014: 378
|Distribution||Cambodia, Vietnam (south to Ba Ria–Vung Tau)|
Type locality: Phuc-Son, Annam, Central Vietnam
|Types||Holotype: NMW 29525: 4 (pulchristriata)|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Adult: Very similar to C. atripons, from which it is difficult to distinguish. If a dark plastral pattern is present in C. pulchristriata, it consists rather of short wide black lines or stout black specks; a black bridge is not known to occur. Hatchling (Fig. 9): Cannot be distinguished reliably from hatchling of C. atripons. For maximum size and comparison with diagnostic characters of other species, see Table 3 in Fritz et al. 2008: 10.|
|Comment||Cyclemys atripons and Cyclemys pulchristriata have been described almost simultaneously. FRITZ et al. (2001) provide evidence that they are not conspecific although they are very similar. Cyclemys atripons and C. pulchristriata are morphologically indistinguishable, but are genetically paraphyletic with respect to C. dentata. Morphologically, both species are so similar that reliable species determination is only possible when genetic markers are used (FRITZ et al. 2008).|
Habitat: freshwater (Rivers, swamps)
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