EMYSystem Species Page: Lissemys punctata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Cyclanorbinae (Flapshell Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Lissemys (Indian Flapshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Lissemys punctata (Indian Flapshell Turtle)
range of species Lissemys punctata
approximate range
Original Description Bonnaterre 1789 : 30
Type Locality "des grandes Indes"; restricted by Webb (1980b:553) to "Pondicherry, Coromandel Coast, India"
Holotype MNHN 7978
Original name Testudo punctata
Common name Indian Flapshell Turtle
Distribution Pakistan, India, Nepal, western Burma, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh; introduced in the Andaman Islands (Das, 1991)
Comments Originally described by Lacepéde (1788:171), but that work was made unavailable by ICZN Opinion 1463 (1987). Reviewed by Webb (1980b and 1982), Tikader and Sharma (1985), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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