EMYSystem Species Page: Aspideretes gangeticus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Aspideretes (Indian Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Aspideretes gangeticus (Indian Softshell Turtle)
range of species Aspideretes gangeticus
approximate range
Original Description Cuvier 1825 : 186, 203
Type Locality "Gange" [= Ganges River, India]
Syntypes (4 specimens) MNHN 4148; MNHN 9387; MNHN 1887-838; MNHN A5226 (= 1866-751)
Original name Trionyx gangeticus
Common name Indian Softshell Turtle
Distribution Indus and Ganges and Mahanadi river basins in Pakistan, northern India, southern Nepal, and Bangladesh
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx gangeticus), Minton (1966; as Trionyx gangeticus), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Trionyx gangeticus), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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