EMYSystem Species Page: Palea steindachneri
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Palea (Wattle-necked Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Palea steindachneri (Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle)
range of species Palea steindachneri
approximate range
Original Description Siebenrock 1906b : 579
Type Locality "Kau-Kongriver" [Hainan Island, China (PRC)]
Holotype NMW 20373
Original name Trionyx steindachneri
Common name Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle
Distribution Southeastern China (including Hainan Island) [PRC] and Vietnam; introduced into Hawaii, USA (Webb, 1980c; McKeown and Webb, 1982
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Trionyx steindachneri), Pope (1935; as Amyda steindachneri), Bourret (1941; as Trionyx steindachneri), and Meylan (1987).
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