Molecular Biology and Genetics
Statistics of barcoding coverage
|Specimen Records:||32||Public Records:||32|
|Specimens with Sequences:||32||Public Species:||11|
|Specimens with Barcodes:||32||Public BINs:||9|
|Species With Barcodes:||11|
- Japanese pond turtle, M. japonica
- Yellow pond turtle, M. mutica
- Vietnamese pond turtle or Annam leaf turtle, M. annamensis - formerly separated in Annamemys
- Caspian turtle or striped-neck terrapin, M. caspica
- Balkan pond turtle or Balkan terrapin, M. rivulata - formerly included in M. caspica
- Spanish pond turtle, M. leprosa - formerly included in M. caspica
The Fujian pond turtle, described as Mauremys iversoni, is a farm-bred hybrid, between yellow pond turtles (usually females) and the golden coin turtle or Cuora cyclornata (usually males). Similarly, the turtles described as Mauremys pritchardi are farm-bred and wild-occurring hybrids between the Chinese pond turtle and the yellow pond turtle. While it is not unusual for valid species of geoemydid turtles to arise from hybrids, this is yet to be discussed with M. pritchardi; M. iversoni is probably not, since they only seem to be produced in farms and most males are sterile.
References[edit source | edit]
- Parham, James Ford; Simison, W. Brian; Kozak, Kenneth H.; Feldman, Chris R. & Shi, Haitao (2001): New Chinese turtles: endangered or invalid? A reassessment of two species using mitochondrial DNA, allozyme electrophoresis and known-locality specimens. Animal Conservation 4(4): 357–367. HTML abstract Erratum: Animal Conservation 5(1): 86 HTML abstract
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