EMYSystem Species Page: Geoclemys hamiltonii
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Geoclemys (Spotted Pond Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Geoclemys hamiltonii (Spotted Pond Turtle)
range of species Geoclemys hamiltonii
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 21
Type Locality "India"
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.41 (presumably the specimen illustrated by Gray 1831 "1830-35": plate 76 [as EMYS GUTTATA], according to Smith 1931:111); although OUM 8477 is apparently labelled as a syntype.
Original name Emys hamiltonii
Common name Spotted Pond Turtle
Distribution Indus and Ganges river basins of Pakistan, northern India, (probably) Nepal, and Bangladesh
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931), Tikader and Sharma (1985), and Das (1991).
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