EMYSystem Species Page: Platysternon megacephalum
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Platysternidae (Big-headed Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily no_subfamily ()
GenusGenus Platysternon (Big-headed Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Platysternon megacephalum (Big-headed Turtle)
range of species Platysternon megacephalum
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831c : 107
Type Locality "China"
Holotype BMNH 1946.9.7.42
Original name Platysternon megacephalum
Common name Big-headed Turtle
Distribution Southeastern China (including Hainan Island) [PRC] to Burma and Thailand
Comments Reviewed by Pope (1935), Bourret (1941), and Taylor (1970). Geographic variation reviewed by Schleich and Gruber (1984) and Ernst and McCord (1987).
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