• Common name:

    Zhou's 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

Zhou's box turtle (Cuora zhoui) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). Apparently endemic to China, it is only known from Chinese food market specimens to date, and from limited captive breeding by only three pairs held by two groups of private breeders in Germany and in the United States. It may be found in the forests of southeastern Yunnan or western Guangxi, although it has never been recorded in the wild.