EMYSystem Species Page: Lissemys scutata
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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 scutata (Burmese Flapshell Turtle)
range of species Lissemys scutata
approximate range
Original Description Peters 1868 : 449
Type Locality "Pegú" [Burma]
Holotype ZMB 6029
Original name Emyda scutata
Common name Burmese Flapshell Turtle
Distribution Irawaddy-Salween river basin of Burma
Comments Removed from the synonymy of Lissemys punctata by Webb (1982), but again synonymized by Meylan (1987), although recognized as a full species by most recent authors, (e.g., King and Burke, 1989; Ernst and Barbour, 1989). Retained here because of lack of consensus. Reviewed by Bourret (1941; as Lissemys punctata scutata).
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