EMYSystem Species Page: Geoemyda leytensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Geoemyda (Leaf Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Geoemyda leytensis (Philippine Pond Turtle)
range of species Geoemyda leytensis
approximate range
Original Description Taylor 1920 : 131
Type Locality "Cabalian, southern Leyte" [Philippines]
Holotype "An unnumbered specimen in the zo÷logical laboratory, University of the Philippines"; transferred to the Bureau of Science according to Taylor 1944:160 and destroyed (along with the paratype) during World War II; CAS 60930 designated neotype by Buskirk 1989:226.
Original name Geoemyda leytensis
Common name Philippine Pond Turtle
Distribution Leyte Island and Palawan Island, Philippines
Comments Lorenz (1984) suggested that this species may be more properly placed in the genus Geoemyda.
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