EMYSystem Species Page: Aspideretes leithii
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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 leithii (Leith's Softshell Turtle)
range of species Aspideretes leithii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1872c : 334
Type Locality "Poonah" [India]
Syntypes (2 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.4.15; BMNH 1947.3.6.7
Original name Trionyx leithii
Common name Leith's Softshell Turtle
Distribution Peninsular India
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx leithi), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Trionyx leithi), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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