EMYSystem Species Page: Nilssonia formosa
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Nilssonia (Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Nilssonia formosa (Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle)
range of species Nilssonia formosa
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1869a : 217
Type Locality "Pegu" [Burma]
Holotype BMNH 1946.1.22.11
Original name Trionyx formosus
Common name Burmese Peacock Softshell Turtle
Distribution Irawaddy-Salween river basin in Burma
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx formosus), Bourret (1941; as Trionyx formosus), and Meylan (1987).
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