Mauremys nigricans (Gray, 1834)

Red-necked pond turtle, Chinese red-necked turtle, Kwangtung River turtle, Black-necked pond turtle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Chinemys nigricans (Gray, 1834); Emys nigricans Gray, 1834


Conservation Status

Extinct in the wild?

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



China (and Vietnam?)


Biology & Ecology










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Hilton-Taylor, C. (2000). 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. (2000). Changes to 1996 IUCN Red List Status of Asian Turtle Species. In: P.P. van Dijk, B.L. Stuart and A.G.J. Rhodin (eds). Asian Turtle Trade: Proceedings of a Workshop on Conservation and Trade of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia, pp.156-164. Chelonian Research Monographs 2. Chelonian Research Foundation, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA.


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