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Taxonomy of the family Geoemydidae
Bibliography of the genus Cyclemys
Biodiversity of the family Geoemydidae








Genus
Cyclemys

Asian Leaf Turtles, Stream Terrapins

Blattschildkröten, Malaiische Dornschildkröten

Asiatiske Bladskildpadder

1834 Cyclemys Bell (type species: Cyclemys orbiculata Bell 1834)

Contents: 7 species, none of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: S. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Nias, Siberut, Sipura, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Myanmar, Nepal, Philippines (Balabac, Calamian Islands [Busuanga, Calauit, Culion], Dumaran, Palawan, Sulu Islands [Siasi, Tawi-Tawi]), Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam (Phu Quoc Island).

Cyclemys atripons

Southeastern Leaf Turtle, Cardamom Leaf Turtle, Western Black-Bridged Leaf Turtle

Schwarzbauch-Blattschildkröte

Sortbuget Bladskildpadde

1997 Cyclemys atripons Iverson & McCord

Distribution: Cambodia, Thailand, Vietnam (Phu Quoc Island).


Cyclemys dentata

Common Leaf Turtle, Asian Leaf Turtle, East Indian Leaf Turtle, Brown Stream Terrapin

Indomalaiische Blattschildkröte

Indo-malayisk Bladskildpadde

1831 Emys dhor Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon [nomen oblitum] (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
Cyclemys dhor Gray 1870
1831 Emys dentata Gray [substitute name for Emys dhor Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon 1831]
Cistudo dentata Gray 1844
Cyclemys dentata Gray 1856
Kachuga dentata Gray 1870
1834 Cyclemys orbiculata Bell (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
1835 Cistudo diardii Duméril & Bibron [substitute name for Emys dhor Gray 1831] (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
Emys diardii Schlegel 1849
1863 Cyclemys ovata Gray (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
1863 Cyclemys bellii Gray (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)

Other common names:
ovata: Borneo Leaf Turtle
Remarks: Vetter & Van Dijk (2006) regarded ovata as a valid species, comprising the Bornean populations of dentata. Records from Leyte (Philippines) are considered erroneous (Diesmos, Brown, Alcala & Sison 2008).
Introduced to: Philippines (Cebu, Negros).
Distribution: Brunei, Indonesia (Bali, Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Natuna Islands, Siberut, Sipura, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Philippines (Balabac, Calamian Islands [Busuanga, Calauit, Culion], Dumaran, Palawan, Sulu Islands [Siasi, Tawi-Tawi]), Singapore, Thailand.


Cyclemys enigmatica

Sunda Leaf Turtle, Enigmatic Leaf Turtle

Sunda-Blattschildkröte

Sunda-bladskildpadde

2008 Cyclemys enigmatica Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer

Distribution: Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Nias, Sumatra), Malaysia (West Malaysia), Singapore, Thailand.


Cyclemys fusca

Burmese Brown Leaf Turtle, Grey Leaf Turtle

Burma-Blattschildkröte

Burmesisk Bladskildpadde

2008 Cyclemys fusca Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer

Distribution: India (Manipur, Nagaland), Myanmar.


Cyclemys gemeli

Assam Leaf Turtle

Assam-Blattschildkröte

Assam-bladskildpadde

2008 Cyclemys gemeli Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer

Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India (Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal), Nepal.


Cyclemys oldhamii

Dark-throated Leaf Turtle, South East Asian Leaf Turtle, (Asian Leaf Turtle, Oldham's Leaf Turtle)

Dunkelkehl-Blattschildkröte

Mørkstrubet Bladskildpadde

1863 Cyclemys oldhamii Gray
1918 Cyclemys dhor shanensis Annandale (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
Cyclemys shanensis Guicking, Fritz, Wink & Lehr 2002
1939 Geoemyda tcheponensis Bourret (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)
Cyclemys tcheponensis McMorris 1976
Cyclemys shanensis tcheponensis Guicking, Fritz, Wink & Lehr 2002
Cyclemys oldhamii tcheponensis Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008
1989 Cyclemys tiannanensis Kou (Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008)

Other common names:
tcheponensis: Indochinese Leaf Turtle, Northern Stripe-necked Leaf Turtle
Remarks: Some authors regard tcheponensis as a valid species (e.g., Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004; Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen 2009; Teynié & David 2010). The description of tiannanensis was most probably based on a pet trade turtle. Therefore, the type locality, which is in Yunnan (China), is most likely wrong (Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr 1997). Although sold from food markets in China (Yunnan and possibly Guangxi), no species of the genus Cyclemys has been recorded in the wild from China (Lau & Shi 2000; Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008).
Distribution: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.


Cyclemys oldhamii
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Cyclemys pulchristriata

Striped Leaf Turtle, Yellow-striped Leaf Turtle, Vietnamese Leaf Turtle, Eastern Black-Bridged Leaf Turtle

Gestreifte Blattschildkröte

Stribet Bladskildpadde

1997 Cyclemys pulchristriata Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr
Cyclemys atripons pulchristriata Vetter in Vetter & van Dijk 2006

Remarks: Regarded as a synonym of atripons by Hallermann, Dirksen & Uetz (1999), as a subspecies of atripons by Vetter in Vetter & Van Dijk (2006), but as a valid species by Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer (2008).
Distribution: Cambodia, Vietnam.