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Mauremys japonica

Mauremys japonica (*)

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: Mauremys
Species: Mauremys japonica

Mauremys japonica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1834): 139 ["Emys vulgaris japonica"]

Type locality: Japan.

Syntypes: RMNH.RENA 3331–4.

Emys vulgaris japonica Temminck & Schlegel, 1834: 139
Emys palustris var. Japon Temminck & Schlegel, 1834: Tab. VIII
Emys Japonica Gray, 1844: 19
Mauremys japonica King & Burke, 1989: 42.

Primary references

Temminck, C.J. & Schlegel, H. "1838" [1834–38]. Reptilia. In: Ph. Fr. de Siebold Fauna Japonica. BHL Reference page.
Gray, J.E. 1844. Catalogue of the Tortoises, Crocodiles, and Amphisbænians, in the Collection of the British Museum. Trustees of the British Museum: London. viii + 80 pp. BHL Reference page.
Hoogmoed, M.S., Gassó Miracle, M.E & van den Hoek Ostende, L.W. 2010. Type specimens of recent and fossil Testudines and Crocodylia in the collections of the Netherlands Centre for Biodiversity Naturalis, Leiden, the Netherlands. Zoologische Mededelingen 84(8): 159–199. Online ResearchGate Reference page.


Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2022. Mauremys japonica. The Reptile Database.
IUCN: Mauremys japonica (Temminck & Schlegel, 1835) (Near Threatened)

Vernacular names
čeština: Želva japonská
Deutsch: Japanische Sumpfschildkröte
English: Japanese Pond Turtle
日本語: ニホンイシガメ

The Japanese pond turtle (Mauremys japonica) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae endemic to Japan. Its Japanese name is nihon ishigame, Japanese stone turtle. Its population has decreased somewhat due to habitat loss, but it is not yet considered a threatened species.

This species is known to hybridize with the Chinese pond turtle, the Chinese stripe-necked turtle, and the Chinese box turtle (and possibly other Geoemydidae) in captivity. As these three species are much rarer and strongly declining in the wild, this should be avoided.[4]

"Appendices | CITES". Retrieved 2022-01-14.
Temminck, C. J., and H. Schlegel. 1835. Reptilia. Chelonii. In: Ph. Fr. de Siebold, 1833-1838, Fauna Japonica. Leyden. 144 pp.
Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 229. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.

Buskirk, James R.; Parham, James F. & Feldman, Chris R. (2005). On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Testudines: Sacalia × Mauremys). Salamandra. 41: 21-26. PDF fulltext[permanent dead link]

Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Mauremys japonica". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2000: e.T39612A97370705. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39612A10251032.en.{{cite iucn}}: error: |doi= / |page= mismatch (help)
Ernst, C. H. & Barbour, R. W. (1989). Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington, D.C.
Highfield, A. C. (1996). Practical Encyclopedia of Keeping and Breeding Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles. Carapace Press, London, England.
Pritchard, P. C. H. (1979). Encyclopedia of Turtles. TFH Publications, Neptune, New Jersey.
Spinks, Phillip Q.; Shaffer, Bradley H.; Iverson, John B. & McCord, William P. (2004). Phylogenetic hypotheses for the turtle family Geomydidae. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 32, 164–182. Academic Press, Cambridge:MA.

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