EMYSystem Species Page: Geoemyda spengleri
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Geoemyda (Leaf Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Geoemyda spengleri (Black-breasted Leaf Turtle)
range of species Geoemyda spengleri
approximate range
Original Description Gmelin 1789 : 1043
Type Locality Not given, but based on Walbaum's (1785:122-131) description of a turtle from "vermuthlich.....Ostindien".
Holotype Not located, although figured in the original description.
Original name Testudo spengleri
Common name Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
Distribution Okinawa in the Ryukyu Islands and southern China (PRC) to Indochina; early records for "Borneo" (Boettger, 1893) and "Sumatra" (de Rooij, 1915) are in error
Comments Gmelin based his name on Walbaum's (1785) description, which lacked a Latin name (Pope, 1935; Zhao and Adler, 1992). Reviewed by Stejneger (1907), Smith (1931), Pope (1935), and Bourret (1941).
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