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Mauremys sinensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Mauremys sinensis
Species Authority: (Gray, 1834)
Common Name(s):
English Chinese Stripe-necked Turtle
Synonym(s):
Emys sinensis Gray, 1834
Ocadia glyphistoma McCord & Iverson, 1994 [partim, hybrid]
Ocadia philippeni McCord & Iverson, 1992 [partim, hybrid]
Ocadia sinensis (Gray, 1834)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Asian Turtle Trade Working Group
Reviewer(s): Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority)
Justification:
Considered Endangered in mainland China (greatest part of the range); the modest population in Viet Nam is considered Vulnerable; the population on Taiwan (which possibly represents a separate taxon) is considered Least Concern and is farmed in substantial numbers (T. Chen, pers. comm.).
History:
1996 Lower Risk/near threatened (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
China; Taiwan, Province of China; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix III (China).

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Mauremys sinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 September 2014.
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