EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Geoemyda silvatica

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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Geoemydidae ()
genus...............Geoemyda (Leaf Turtles)
species..............Geoemyda silvatica (Cochin Forest Cane Turtle)
Original Description
Henderson 1912 : 217
Not stated; ZSI 17115 according to Das pers. comm.
Type Locality
"Near Kavalai in the Cochin State Forests, inhabiting dense forest, at an elevation of about 1500 feet above sea level" [India]
Original name
Geoemyda silvatica
Common Name
Cochin Forest Cane Turtle
Southwestern India near the type locality
Reviewed by Smith (1931), Groombridge (1982; as Heosemys silvatica), Vijaya (1982a; as Heosemys silvatica),Vijaya (1982b; as Heosemys (Geoemyda) silvatica), Vijaya (1982c; as Hosemys [sic] silvatica), Groombridge et al. (1983; as Heosemys silvatica), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Heosemys silvatica), Moll et al. (1987), and Das (1991). Removed from the genus Heosemys by Lorenz (1984) and Moll et al. (1987).
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