Mauremys leprosa, adult female from Spain
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Mauremys
Gray, 1869[1]

Mauremys Gray 1869:500[1]
Ocadia Gray 1870:35[3]
Emmenia Gray 1870:38[3]
Eryma Gray 1870:44 (junior homonym)[3]
Cathaiemys Lindholm 1931:29[4]
Pseudocadia Lindholm 1931:30[4]
Chinemys Smith 1931:xxvii[5]
Annamemys Bourret 1939b:15[6]

Mauremys is a genus of turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae). Ocadia and Chinemys are included here by some scientists, but not by the majority nor by hobbyists.

Species include:

The Fujian pond turtle, described as Mauremys iversoni, is a farm-bred hybrid, between yellow pond turtles (usually females) and the golden coin turtle or Cuora cyclornata (usually males). Similarly, the turtles described as Mauremys pritchardi are farm-bred and wild-occurring hybrids between the Chinese pond turtle and the yellow pond turtle. While it is not unusual for valid species of geoemydid turtles to arise from hybrids, this is yet to be discussed with M. pritchardi; M. iversoni is probably not, since they only seem to be produced in farms and most males are sterile.


  1. 1 2 Gray, John Edward. 1869. Description of Mauremys laniaria, a new freshwater tortoise. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1869:499–500.
  2. Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk , P.P., Iverson, J.B., Shaffer, H.B., Bour, R., and Rhodin, A.G.J.]. 2012. Turtles of the world, 2012 update: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5, pp. 000.243–000.328, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v5.2012, .
  3. 1 2 3 Gray, John Edward. 1870. Supplement to the Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). London: British Museum, 120 pp.
  4. 1 2 Lindholm, Wassili A. 1931. Über eine angebliche Testudo-Art aus Südchina. Zoologischer Anzeiger 97:27–30.
  5. Smith, Malcolm A. 1931. The Fauna of British India, including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I. Loricata, Testudines. London: Taylor and Francis, 185 pp.
  6. Bourret, René. 1939. Notes herpétologiques sur l’Indochine française. XVI. Tortues de la collection du Laboratoire des Sciences Naturelles de l’Université. Description d’une espèce nouvelle. Annexe au Bulletin Générale de l’Instruction Publique 1939(6):1–34.
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