EMYSystem Species Page: Kachuga sylhetensis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Kachuga (Indian Roofed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Kachuga sylhetensis (Assam Roofed Turtle)
range of species Kachuga sylhetensis
approximate range
Original Description Jerdon 1870 : 69
Type Locality "from the stream that runs from the Terria Ghat at the foot of the Khasi hills" [Sylhet district, Bangladesh]; listed as "Sylhet River, Khasi Hills, Assam" by Wermuth and Mertens (1961:119 and 1977:42)
Syntypes (3 specimens) BMNH 1947.3.4.22; BMNH 1947.3.4.62; BMNH 1947.3.4.63
Original name Pangshura sylhetensis
Common name Assam Roofed Turtle
Distribution Assam, India
Comments Subgenus Pangshura. Reviewed by Smith (1931), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Moll (1987), and Das (1991).
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