EMYSystem Species Page: Kachuga tecta
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Kachuga (Indian Roofed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Kachuga tecta (Indian Roofed Turtle)
range of species Kachuga tecta
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 23
Type Locality "India"
Holotype Not located, although presumably in the BMNH since two specimens were illustrated in Gray 1831 "1830-35": Plate 72 as EMYS TECTUM).
Original name Emys tecta
Common name Indian Roofed Turtle
Distribution Indus to Narmada and Indus-Brahmaputra river basins of Pakistan, northern India, (probably) Nepal, and Bangladesh; also in the Mahanadi basin according to Das (1991)
Comments Subgenus Pangshura. See Comment under K. tentoria. Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Kachuga tectum), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Moll (1987), and Das (1991).
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