EMYSystem Species Page: Heosemys spinosa
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Heosemys (Forest Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Heosemys spinosa (Spiny Turtle)
range of species Heosemys spinosa
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 20
Type Locality "apud Penang" [Malaya, Malaysia]
Holotype Presumably in the BMNH since it is illustrated in Gray 1831 "1830-35": Plate 77 as EMYS SPINOSAE, but not identified as such in Boulenger 1889:138; however, Bourret (1941:159) suggested that the type is specimen "c" in Boulenger 1889:138; that is, BMNH
Original name Emys spinosa
Common name Spiny Turtle
Distribution Thailand and possibly southern Burma (Myanmar) south through Malaysia to Sumatra and Kalimantan (Indonesia), including numerous small Indonesian islands
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Geoemyda spinosa), Bourret (1941; as Geoemyda spinosa), and Taylor (1970).
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