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Cuora flavomarginata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Cuora flavomarginata
Species Authority: (Gray, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-margined Box Turtle
Synonym(s):
Cistoclemmys flavomarginata Gray, 1863

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2cd 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:
The Taiwanese population (C. f. flavomarginata), has declined in recent decades due to expansion of agricultural lands (VU A1c); the remnants are now stable or recovering slightly (T. Chen, pers. comm.). The mainland China population (C. f. sinensis) is probably Critically Endangered. In China and Taiwan combined, the species was considered Endangered (Zhao 1998, in China Red Data Book). The Ryukyu populations in Japan (C. f. evelynae) are small but relatively well protected and rated as Vulnerable in the 1999 Japanese Red List (Matsui and Ota 1999, Ota 2000).
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
China; Japan (Nansei-shoto); Taiwan, Province of China
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic - ponds, rice paddies
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Cuora flavomarginata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 September 2014.
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