Mauremys yabei (Shikama, 1949)

Yabe's pond turtle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Clemmys yabei Shikama, 1949:169


Conservation Status


Last record: Late Pleistocene



Honshu, Japan


Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Shikama, T. (1949). The Kuzuü ossuaries: geological and palaeontological studies of the limestone fissure deposits in Kuzuü, Totigi Prefecture. Scientific Reports of Tohoku University, 2nd Series (Geology) 23: 1-201.


Other references:

Hirayama, R. and Isaji, S. (2010). Additional turtle fossils from the Kiyokawa Formation of the Shimosa Group (Middle Pleistocene) at Sodegaura City, Chiba Prefecture, Japan. Journal of the Natural History Museum and Institute, Chiba 11(1): 29-35.

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.


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