Emys orbicularis Linnaeus 1758 (European pond turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Panemydidae

Alternative combination: Testudo orbicularis

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Emys according to E. Vlachos and M. Delfino 2016

See also Capasso Barbato and Gliozzi 1995, Linnaeus 1766, Lydekker 1889, Mlynarski 1984 and Swinton 1934

Sister taxa: Emys etrusca, Emys hordwellensis, Emys marmorata, Emys sinensis, Emys vulgaris, Emys wermuthi

Ecology: aquatic omnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (2 collections), the Czech Republic (1), France (6), Germany (3), Greece (7), Hungary (1), Italy (3), Malta (1), Monaco (1), the Netherlands (1), Slovakia (4), Spain (3), the United Kingdom (12), United States (1: Sussex)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Italy (1)

• Pliocene of Italy (1), Poland (2), Slovakia (3)

Total: 53 collections including 54 occurrences

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