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








Genus
Chitra

Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles, (Narrow-headed Giant Softshell Turtles)

Kurzkopf-Weichschildkröten

Smalhovedede Blødskildpadder

1864 Chitra Gray (type species: Trionyx indicus Gray 1831)

Contents: 3 species, of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Bangladesh, India (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Indonesia (Java, Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Thailand.

Chitra chitra

Southeast Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Siamese Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Thai Giant Softshell Turtle, Southeast Asian Striped Giant Softshell Turtle, Striped Giant Softshell Turtle

Indomalaiische Kurzkopf-Weichschildkröte

Sydøstasiatisk Smalhovedet Blødskildpadde

1911 Chitra selenkae Jaekel in Selenka & Blanckenhorn [suppressed] (ICZN 2005: Opinion 2119; Fritz & Havas 2006)
1986 Chitra chitra Nutphand
2002 Chitra chitra javanensis McCord & Pritchard

Other common names:
chitra: Siamese Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle Kanburien Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle
javanensis: Javanese Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle
Remarks: Although initially not accepted universally, the validity of this species was confirmed by Engstrom, Shaffer & McCord (2002).
Distribution: Indonesia (Java, Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia), Thailand.


Chitra indica

Indian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, Narrow-necked Softshell Turtle, River Softshell Turtle, Short-headed Softshell Turtle, (Asian Softshell Turtle)

Vorderindische Kurzkopf-Weichschildkröte

Indisk Smalhovedet Blødskildpadde

1831 Trionyx indicus Gray
Trionyx egyptiacus var. indicus Gray 1831
Chitra indica Gray 1844
Gymnopus indicus Cantor 1847
1835 Gymnopus lineatus Duméril & Bibron (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Trionyx lineatus Martens 1876

Distribution: Bangladesh, India (Andhra Pradesh, Assam, Haryana, Jammu & Kashmir, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan.


Chitra vandijki

Burmese Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle, (Van Dijk's Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle)

Burma-Kurzkopf-Weichschildkröte

Burmesisk Smalhovedet Blødskildpadde

2002 Chitra vandijki McCord & Pritchard

Remarks: Endemic to Myanmar (Platt, Platt, Ko & Rainwater 2014), although listed for Thailand by some authors (e.g., Fritz & Havas 2006; Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012; Dijk, Iverson, Shaffer, Bour & Rhodin 2012).
Distribution: Myanmar.