EMYSystem Genus Page: Amyda
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Amyda (Asiatic Softshell Turtles)
range of genus Amyda
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A. cartilaginea
Original Description Geoffrey Saint-Hilaire 1809a : 15
Common name Asiatic Softshell Turtles
Distribution As for the single species
Comments Removed from the synonymy of Trionyx by Meylan (1987).
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