EMYSystem Species Page: Amyda cartilaginea
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Amyda (Asiatic Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Amyda cartilaginea (Asiatic Softshell Turtle)
range of species Amyda cartilaginea
approximate range
Original Description Boddaert 1770 : no pagination
Type Locality Not stated; designated as "Java" by Baur (1893b:220)
Holotype Not designated; MNHN 4150 according to R. Bour pers. comm. to R. G. Webb.
Original name Testudo cartilaginea
Common name Asiatic Softshell Turtle
Distribution Southern Burma to Vietnam and south to Sumatra, Kalimantan (Borneo) and Java, Indonesia
Comments Includes Trionyx nakornsrithammarajensis Wirot (1979:209) according to Meylan (1987:10). Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx cartilagineus), Bourret (1941; as Trionyx cartilagineus), and Taylor (1970; as Trionyx cartilagineus) and Meylan (1987).
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