EMYSystem Species Page: Kachuga tentoria
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Kachuga (Indian Roofed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Kachuga tentoria (Indian Tent Turtle)
range of species Kachuga tentoria
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1834a : 54
Type Locality "in Indiae Orientalis regione Dukhun [= Deccan] dictâ"; restricted by Smith (1931:128) to "Dhond, Poona Dist." [India]
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.72
Original name Emys tentoria
Common name Indian Tent Turtle
Distribution Peninsular India and Bangladesh; recent records from Gujarea (e.g., Vyas and Patel, 1990) need confirmation
Comments Subgenus Pangshura. Sympatric with Kachuga tecta in Bangladesh according to Khan (1982) and Moll (1985). Reviewed by Smith (1931; who confused tecta and tentoria), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Moll (1987) and Das (1991).
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