Geographical Range Southern China
Habitat Mountain streams
Scientific Name Cuora mccordi
Conservation Status Critically endangered

This rare turtle wasn't discovered until 1988. It only occurs in a small mountainous area of China, where it lives near streams. Little is known about the turtles' habits in the wild, but scientists hope they'll have time to learn. Like many Asian turtle species, McCord's box turtles are in danger of extinction because they are being over-hunted as a food source.