EMYSystem Species Page: Notochelys platynota
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Geoemydidae ()
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Notochelys (Malayan Flat-shelled Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Notochelys platynota (Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle)
range of species Notochelys platynota
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1834a : 54
Type Locality "in Indiā Orientali"; "Sumatra" according to Gray (1834 "1830-35":Plate 57) restricted to "Sumatra; Singapore" by Gray (1863a:177)
Holotype BMNH 1947.3.4.6; probably the specimen illustrated by Gray 1834 "1830-35":Plate 57 as EMYS PLATYNOTHA).
Original name Emys platynota
Common name Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle
Distribution Thailand to southern Vietnam and south through the Malay Peninsula and Sarawak (Malaysia), and Sumatra and Kalimantan, Indonesia; records from Burma (Myanmar) may be in error.
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931), Bourret (1941), and Taylor (1970).
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