EMYSystem Species Page: Melanochelys tricarinata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Melanochelys (Indian Black Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Melanochelys tricarinata (Tricarinate Hill Turtle)
range of species Melanochelys tricarinata
approximate range
Original Description Blyth 1856 : 714
Type Locality Chaibasa District, Chota Nagpur [Bihar, India]
Holotype ZSI 816 according to Das pers. comm.
Original name Geoemyda tricarinata
Common name Tricarinate Hill Turtle
Distribution Ganges-Brahmaputra and adjacent river basins in eastern India, Bangladesh, and (possibly) Nepal
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Geoemyda tricarinata), Tikader and Sharma (1985), and Das (1991).
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