EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Geoemyda leytensis


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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Geoemydidae ()
subfamily.......no_subfamily
genus...............Geoemyda (Leaf Turtles)
species..............Geoemyda leytensis (Philippine Pond Turtle)
Original Description
Taylor 1920 : 131
Holotype
"An unnumbered specimen in the zo÷logical laboratory, University of the Philippines"; transferred to the Bureau of Science according to Taylor 1944:160 and destroyed (along with the paratype) during World War II; CAS 60930 designated neotype by Buskirk 1989:226.
Type Locality
"Cabalian, southern Leyte" [Philippines]
Original name
Geoemyda leytensis
Common Name
Philippine Pond Turtle
Distribution
Leyte Island and Palawan Island, Philippines
Comments
Lorenz (1984) suggested that this species may be more properly placed in the genus Geoemyda.
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