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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Amyda
Southeast Asian Softshell Turtles


Apalone
North American Softshell Turtles


Chitra
Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles


Cyclanorbis
SubSaharan Flapshell Turtles


Cycloderma
Central African Flapshell Turtles


Dogania
Malayan Softshell Turtle


Lissemys
South Asian Flapshell Turtles


Nilssonia
South Asian Softshell Turtles


Palea
Wattle-necked Softshell Turtle


Pelochelys
Indomalayan Giant Softshell Turtles


Pelodiscus
East Asian Softshell Turtles


Rafetus
Bicallosite Softshell Turtles


Trionyx
African Softshell Turtle



Biodiversity of the family Trionychidae Bibliography of the family Trionychidae

Trionychidae
Softshell Turtles
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Contents:
  33 species of which 9 (27.3%) are endemic - 13 genera of which none are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Distribution:  North America, Africa, Middle East, Greece, S. and E. Asia, Malay Archipelago.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Angola, Bangladesh, Benin, Brunei, Burkina Faso, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Ivory Coast, Japan, Kenya, Laos, Lebanon, Liberia, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Russia, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Singapore, Somalia, South Korea, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Turkey, Uganda, USA, Vietnam, Zimbabwe.