EMYSystem Species Page: Chitra indica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Chitra (Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Chitra indica (Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle)
range of species Chitra indica
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831a : 18
Type Locality "India, fl. Ganges, Penang [Malaysia]" according to Gray (1831b:47); "Ganges" according to Gray (1831 "1830-35":Plate 80); restricted to "Fatehgarh, Ganges [India]" by Smith (1931:162); not restricted by Webb (1980a) to "Barrackpore (about 23 kilometers north Calcutta)" as stated by King and Burke (1989:110).
Holotype Plate 80, Gray 1831 "1830-35".
Original name Trionyx indicus
Common name Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle
Distribution Pakistan and India to Thailand
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931), Bourret (1941), Taylor (1970), Webb (1980a), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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