EMYSystem Species Page: Pelochelys bibroni
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Pelochelys (Asian Giant Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Pelochelys bibroni (Asian Giant Softshell Turtle)
range of species Pelochelys bibroni
approximate range
Original Description Owen 1853 : 185, 207
Type Locality "Australian" [in error]
Holotype RCSM 954-959 (skeletal parts)
Original name Trionyx (gymnopus) bibroni
Common name Asian Giant Softshell Turtle
Distribution India to southern China (including Hainan Island) [PRC], the Malay peninsula, the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia and to New Guinea (Irian Jaya and Papua); may also occur along the coast of southwestern India (Webb, 1981; Moll and Vijaya, 1986).
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931), Pope (1935), Bourret (1941), Meylan (1987), and Das (1991).
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