Manouria oyamai Takahashi, Kato & Ota, 2003:198

Ryukus tortoise

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last Record: Holocene

 

Distribution

Ryuku Archipelago (Okinawa, Tokunoshima, Iejima, Miyakojima, and Yonagunijima islands), Japan

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Takahashi, Akio, Kato, Takafumi and Ota, Hidetoshi. (2003). A new species of the genus Manouria (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Upper Pleistocene of the Ryukyu Islands, Japan. Paleontological Research 7(3): 195-217.

 

Other references:

Otsuka, H. et al. (2008). 14C ages of vertebrate fossil beds in the Ryukyu Islands, south Japan. Summaries of Researches Using AMS at Nagoya University 19: 135-153.

Otsuka, H. and Takahashi, Akio. (2000). Pleistocene vertebrate faunas in the Ryukyu Islands: their migration and extinction. Tropics 10: 25-40.

Takahashi, Akio, Hirayama, Ren and Otsuka, Hiroyuki. (2018). Systematic revision of Manouria oyamai (Testudines, Testudinidae), based on new material from the Upper Pleistocene of Okinawajima Island, the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, and its paleogeographic implications. Journal of Vertebrate Paleontology. DOI: 10.1080/02724634.2017.1427594 [Abstract]

Takahashi, Akio, Kato, Takafumi and Ota, Hidetoshi. (2008). Systematic Review of Late Pleistocene Turtles (Reptilia: Chelonii) from the Ryukyu Archipelago, Japan, with Special Reference to Paleogeographical Implications. Pacific Science 62(3): 395-402.

Turtle Extinctions Working Group et al. (2015). Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5: 1-66.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/19227/manouria-oyamai

 

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