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Cuora aurocapitata (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Geoemydidae
Subfamilia: Geoemydinae
Genus: Cuora
Species: Cuora aurocapitata

Cuora aurocapitata Luo & Zong, 1988
Type locality: China, Nanling County, Anhui.
Holotype: NRM (NHRM) (früher SMNH): 87012 Paratypes: 87010–11


Cuora aurocapitata Luo & Zong, 1988:14
Cuora aurocapitata Hennen 2001
Cuora pani aurocapitata Artner 2004
Cuora pani aurocapitata Blanck & Tang 2005
Cuora aurocapitata Ting & Pi-Peng 2007
Cuora aurocapitata TTWG 2014


Luo, B.T. & Zong, Y. 1988. A new species of Cuora-Cuora aurocapitata. Acta Herpetologica Sinica 7: 13-15. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B. & van Dijk, P.P.). 2017. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (8th Ed.). Chelonian Research Monographs 7: 1–292. ISBN 978-1-5323-5026-9. DOI: 10.3854/crm.7.checklist.atlas.v8.2017. Paywall. Full article (PDF). Reference page.
IUCN: Cuora aurocapitata Luo & Zong, 1988 (Critically Endangered)

Vernacular names
čeština: Želva zlatohlavá
Deutsch: Goldköpfige Scharnierschildkröte
English: Yellow-headed box turtle, Golden-headed Box Turtle
日本語: コガネハコガメ

The yellow-headed box turtle or golden-headed box turtle (Cuora aurocapitata) is a proposed species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It is sometimes considered a subspecies of Pan's box turtle (Cuora pani aurocapitata).

This turtle is endemic to the central Chinese Anhui province.[5][6][7] It is found in Nanling County, Yi County, Guangde County, and Jing County.

Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Cuora aurocapitata". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T5959A97350211. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T5959A11956075.en. Retrieved 9 January 2018. Listed as Critically Endangered (CR A1d+2d)
"Appendices | CITES". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
Luo, B. & Y. Zong. (1988). A new species of Cuora - Cuora aurocapitata. - Acta Herpetologica Sinica, Beijing, 3: 13-16 (in Chinese).
Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 215. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-05-01. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
Blanck, T. & M. Tang (2005). Ein neuer Fundort von Cuora pani SONG, 1984 mit Diskussion über den taxonomischen Status von Cuora pani und Cuora aurocapitata. Sacalia. 7(3):16-37
Blanck, T. & T. Kremser (2007). Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung von Cuora pani aurocapitata sowie neue Fundortnachweise. Teil I. Marginata. 13(4):52-56
Blanck, T. & T. Kremser (2007). Bemerkungen zur Verbreitung von Cuora pani aurocapitata sowie neue Fundortnachweise. Teil II. Marginata. 14(4):50-52

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