EMYSystem Species Page: Aspideretes hurum
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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 hurum (Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle)
range of species Aspideretes hurum
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831a : 18
Type Locality "India"; "Indiae fluvio Ganges" [India] according to Gray (1831b:47); restricted to "Fatehgarh, Ganges" [India] by Smith (1931:171); restricted by Webb (1980a:71) to "Barrackpore (about 23 kilometers north Calcutta), West Bengal, India"
Holotype Plate 66, Gray 1835 "1830-35".
Original name Trionyx hurum
Common name Indian Peacock Softshell Turtle
Distribution Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin in eastern India and Bangladesh; single specimen from the Indus basin in Pakistan (Mertens, 1979) needs confirmation
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx hurum), Bourret (1941; as Trionyx hurum), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Trionyx hurum), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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