EMYSystem Genus Page: Lissemys
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Cyclanorbinae (Flapshell Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Lissemys (Indian Flapshell Turtles)
range of genus Lissemys
approximate range
L. punctata
L. scutata
Original Description Smith 1931 : 154
Common name Indian Flapshell Turtles
Distribution Pakistan through India to Sri Lanka and Burma
Comments Lissemys is a replacement name for Emyda Gray (1831a:19), which is preoccupied by Emyda Rafinesque (1815), and Cryptopus Duméril and Bibron (1835:499), which is preoccupied by Cryptopus Latreille (1829). Reviewed by Smith (1931) and Meylan (1987).
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