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Emys orbicularis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES EMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Emys orbicularis
Species Authority: (Linnaeus, 1758)
Common Name/s:
English European Pond Turtle
French Cistude D'Europe
Spanish galápago europeo
Synonym/s:
Emys orbicularis subspecies capolongoi Fritz, 1995
Emys orbicularis subspecies colchica Fritz, 1994
Emys orbicularis subspecies eiselti Fritz, Baran, Budak & Amthauer, 1998
Emys orbicularis subspecies fritzjuergenobsti Fritz, 1993
Emys orbicularis subspecies galloitalica Fritz, 1995
Emys orbicularis subspecies hellenica (Valenciennes in Bibron & Bory de Saint-Vicent, 1832)
Emys orbicularis subspecies hispanica Fritz, Keller & Budde, 1996
Emys orbicularis subspecies iberica Eichwald, 1831
Emys orbicularis subspecies ingauna Jesu, Piombo, Salvidio, Lamagni, Ortale & Genta, 2004
Emys orbicularis subspecies lanzai Fritz, 1995
Emys orbicularis subspecies luteofusca Fritz, 1989
Emys orbicularis subspecies occidentalis Fritz, 1993
Emys orbicularis subspecies persica Eichwald, 1831
Testudo europaea Schneider, 1783
Testudo orbicularis Linnaeus, 1758

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor/s: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Albania; Algeria; Armenia (Armenia); Austria; Azerbaijan; Belarus; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Czech Republic; France; Georgia; Germany; Greece; Hungary; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Ireland; Italy; Kazakhstan; Latvia; Liechtenstein; Lithuania; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Malta; Moldova; Monaco; Montenegro; Morocco; Netherlands; Poland; Portugal; Romania; Russian Federation; Serbia (Serbia); Slovakia; Slovenia; Spain; Switzerland; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; Turkmenistan; Ukraine
Introduced:
Belgium; Luxembourg; United Kingdom
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic - ponds, lakes, brooks, streams, rivers, drainage canals.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater
Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Emys orbicularis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 16 April 2014.
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