EMYSystem Species Page: Kachuga kachuga
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Kachuga (Indian Roofed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Kachuga kachuga (Red-crowned Roofed Turtle)
range of species Kachuga kachuga
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Original Description Gray 1831 "1831-1835" : Plate 74
Type Locality "India"; restricted by Smith (1931:131) to "N. India."
Holotype Not located (presumably originally in the BMNH, since illustrated in the original description).
Original name Emys kachuga
Common name Red-crowned Roofed Turtle
Distribution Ganges-Brahmaputra river basin in northern India, southern Nepal, and Bangladesh; records from the Godavari and Kristna river basins on the Indian peninsula are unverified
Comments Subgenus Kachuga. Reviewed by Smith (1931), Bourret (1941), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Moll (1986), and Das (1991).
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