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Taxonomy of the family Trionychidae
Bibliography of the genus Palea
Biodiversity of the family Trionychidae


Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle


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1987 Palea Meylan (type species: Trionyx steindachneri Siebenrock 1906)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Trionyx.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Palea steindachneri

Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle, Spiny-necked Softshell Turtle


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1889 Aspidonectes californiana Rivers [suppressed] (ICZN 1982: Opinion 1236; Fritz & Havas 2006)
Pelodiscus californianus Baur 1893
1906 Trionyx steindachneri Siebenrock 1906
Amyda steindachneri Schmidt 1927
Palea steindachneri Meylan 1987
Pelodiscus steindachneri Pritchard 2001

Introduced to: China (Hainan, Hong Kong), Mauritius, USA (Hawaii).
Distribution: China (Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Yunnan), Laos, Vietnam.