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Mauremys caspica  (Gmelin, 1774)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 551928

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s): Testudo caspica Gmelin, 1774
    Emys grayi Günther, 1869
    Mauremys caspica siebenrocki Wischuf and Fritz in Fritz and Wischuf, 1997
    Mauremys caspica ventrimaculata Wischuf and Fritz, 1996
  Common Name(s): Caspian Turtle [English]
    Caspian Terrapin [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTestudinoidea Fitzinger, 1826  
                                  FamilyGeoemydidae Theobald, 1868  
                                     SubfamilyGeoemydinae Theobald, 1868  
                                        GenusMauremys Gray, 1869 – Stripe-necked Turtles  
                                           SpeciesMauremys caspica (Gmelin, 1774) – Caspian Turtle, Caspian Terrapin  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Mauremys caspica    
  Other Source(s):    
  Reference for:    
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Iverson, John B.  
  Publication Date: 1992   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: A Revised Checklist with Distribution Maps of the Turtles of the World   
  Page(s): xiii + 363   
  Publisher: Privately Printed   
  Publication Place: Richmond, Indiana   
  ISBN/ISSN: 0-9617431-0-5   
  Reference for: Mauremys caspica   
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Mauremys caspica, Caspian Terrapin [English], Caspian Turtle [English]   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: Europe & Northern Asia (excluding China)  



  Comment: IUCN: Not Listed [Least Concern 1996]. TFTSG Draft 2011: Least Concern. Additional distribution information: Introduced: Latvia  



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