EMYSystem Species Page: Cuora amboinensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Cuora (Asian Box Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Cuora amboinensis (Southeast Asian Box Turtle)
range of species Cuora amboinensis
approximate range
Original Description Daudin 1802 : 309
Type Locality "Amboine" [= Amboina Island, Indonesia]
Holotype MNHN, according to Bourret 1941:149; although Bour in Rummler and Fritz 1991:36 reported that the type was lost at sea before Daudin ever saw it.
Original name Testudo amboinensis
Common name Southeast Asian Box Turtle
Distribution Eastern India and Bangladesh through Burma to Thailand and Vietnam to the Malay Peninsula and throughout the Malayan archipelago east to Timor, Sulawesi, Ceram, and Amboina (Indonesia) and the Philippines
Comments Reviewed by Bourret (1941), Taylor (1970), Das (1991; in India), and Rummler and Fritz (1991).
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