The world’s economically most important chelonians represent a diverse species complex (Testudines: Trionychidae: Pelodiscus)

@article{Fritz2010TheWE,
  title={The world’s economically most important chelonians represent a diverse species complex (Testudines: Trionychidae: Pelodiscus)},
  author={Uwe Fritz and Shiping Gong and M. Auer and Gerald Kuchling and Norbert Schneeweiss and Anna K Hundsdoerfer},
  journal={Organisms Diversity & Evolution},
  year={2010},
  volume={10},
  pages={227-242}
}
Pelodiscus is one of the most widely distributed genera of softshell turtles, ranging from south-eastern Siberia and Korea over central and southern China to Vietnam. Economically, Pelodiscus are the most important chelonians of the world and have been bred and traded in high numbers for centuries, resulting in many populations established outside their native range. Currently, more than 300 million turtles per year are sold in China alone, and the bulk of this figure comprises farmed… CONTINUE READING
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