EMYSystem Species Page: Geoemyda silvatica
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Geoemyda (Leaf Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Geoemyda silvatica (Cochin Forest Cane Turtle)
range of species Geoemyda silvatica
approximate range
Original Description Henderson 1912 : 217
Type Locality "Near Kavalai in the Cochin State Forests, inhabiting dense forest, at an elevation of about 1500 feet above sea level" [India]
Holotype Not stated; ZSI 17115 according to Das pers. comm.
Original name Geoemyda silvatica
Common name Cochin Forest Cane Turtle
Distribution Southwestern India near the type locality
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931), Groombridge (1982; as Heosemys silvatica), Vijaya (1982a; as Heosemys silvatica),Vijaya (1982b; as Heosemys (Geoemyda) silvatica), Vijaya (1982c; as Hosemys [sic] silvatica), Groombridge et al. (1983; as Heosemys silvatica), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Heosemys silvatica), Moll et al. (1987), and Das (1991). Removed from the genus Heosemys by Lorenz (1984) and Moll et al. (1987).
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