EMYSystem Text Only Family Page: Dermatemydidae
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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Dermatemydidae (River Turtles)
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- Original Description
- Gray 1870c : 49
- Original name
- Common Name
- River Turtles
- As for the single species
- The original spelling of the family name was Dermatemydae. Reviewed by Smith and Smith (1979) and Iverson and Mittermeier (1980). Closely related to the Carettochelyidae, Trionychidae, and Kinosternidae according to Meylan (1987) and Gaffney and Meylan (1988).
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