EMYSystem Species Page: Aspideretes nigricans
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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 nigricans (Black Softshell Turtle)
range of species Aspideretes nigricans
approximate range
Original Description Anderson 1875 : 284
Type Locality "Tanks at Chittagong, Bengal" [Bangladesh]
Syntypes (2 specimens) ZSI 664; ZSI 1898
Original name Trionyx nigricans
Common name Black Softshell Turtle
Distribution Known only from a single enclosed pond at the type locality at the Islamic Saint Byazid Bastami Shrine at Nasirabad near Chittagong, Bangladesh.
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx nigricans), Groombridge (1982; as Trionyx nigricans), Meylan (1987), Ahsan and Saeed (1989), and Ahsan et al. (1991).
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