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1 July 2013 Occurrence of the Endangered Keeled Box Turtle, Cuora mouhotii, in Southern Vietnam
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The keeled box turtle, Cuora mouhotii, is documented in southern Vietnam for the first time, extending the range of the species approximately 300 km southward. The southern population is morphologically similar to the subspecies C. m. obsti and occurs in sympatry with Cuora picturata, a species recently discovered in the wild for the first time. As C. mouhotii is known to hybridize with the closest living relatives of C. picturata (Cuora galbinifrons and Cuora bourreti), this finding allows for the possibility, on the basis of geography, that C. mouhotii and C. picturata may also hybridize in the wild.
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Tri Ly, Huy Duc Hoang and Bryan L. Stuart "Occurrence of the Endangered Keeled Box Turtle, Cuora mouhotii, in Southern Vietnam," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 12(1), (1 July 2013). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-0964.1
Received: 17 October 2011; Accepted: 1 November 2012; Published: 1 July 2013
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