EMYSystem Species Page: Rafetus euphraticus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
SubfamilySubfamily Trionychinae (Common Softshell Turtles)
GenusGenus Rafetus (Bicallosite Softshell Turtles)
SpeciesSpecies Rafetus euphraticus (Euphrates Softshell Turtle)
range of species Rafetus euphraticus
approximate range
Original Description Daudin 1802 : 305
Type Locality "dans le Tigre et l'Euphrate"
Holotype Not located
Original name Testudo euphratica
Common name Euphrates Softshell Turtle
Distribution Tigris-Euphrates river basin in southeastern Turkey, northeastern Syria, Iraq, and southwestern Iran
Comments Reviewed by Meylan (1987).
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