• Common name:

    Yellow-headed box turtle
  • ESF category:

  • IUCN category:

    Critical endangered
  • CITES:

    INT - Appendix II
    EU - Appendix B
  • Studbook coordinators:

    Elmar Meier
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Species Description

The yellow-headed box turtle (Cuora aurocapitata) or golden-headed box turtle is a proposed species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It is sometimes considered a subspecies Cuora pani aurocapitata of Pan's box turtle.

This turtle is endemic to the central Chinese Anhui province. It is found in in Nanling County, Yi County, Guangde County, and Jing County.