EMYSystem Species Page: Heosemys grandis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Heosemys (Forest Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Heosemys grandis (Giant Asian Pond Turtle)
range of species Heosemys grandis
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1860a : 218
Type Locality "Camboja" [= Kampuchea = Cambodia]
Syntypes (2 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.4.7; BMNH 1947.3.4.55, although the BMNH catalog records a third specimen (BMNH 1947.3.4.56) from "Pachebone" which may also be syntypical.
Original name Geoemyda grandis
Common name Giant Asian Pond Turtle
Distribution Burma to Vietnam and south through Malaya (Malaysia)
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Geoemyda grandis), Bourret (1941; as Geoemyda grandis), and Taylor (1970).
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