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General remarks: The list includes only formally described species. Newly discovered, but still unnamed species are excluded. However, unnamed species or species unassigned to species level are included, if they are the only representatives of their genus in the region. Species counts exclude extinct and introduced species. Doubtful records, typically older voucher specimens of uncertain origin, have been excluded if considered questionable, as are records based on sources considered unreliable.
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Turtles (Testudines)
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Species
References
 Family Cheloniidae (Hard-shelled Sea Turtles)
Genus Caretta (Loggerhead Sea Turtle)
 
Caretta caretta

Loggerhead Sea Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
Genus Chelonia (Green Sea Turtle)
 
Chelonia mydas

Green Sea Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
Genus Eretmochelys (Hawksbill Sea Turtle)
 
Eretmochelys imbricata

Hawksbill Sea Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
Genus Lepidochelys (Ridley Sea Turtles)
 
Lepidochelys olivacea

Olive Ridley Sea Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
 Family Dermochelyidae (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
Genus Dermochelys (Leatherback Sea Turtle)
 
Dermochelys coriacea

Leatherback Sea Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
 Family Geoemydidae (Eastern Pond Turtles)
Genus Batagur (River Terrapins)
  EX
Batagur affinis

Southern River Terrapin

Moll, Platt, Chan, Horne, Platt, Praschag, Chen & Dijk 2015 Praschag, Holloway, Georges, Päckert, Hundsdörfer & Fritz 2009 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
  EX
Batagur baska

Northern River Terrapin

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Kalyar, Thorbjarnarson & Thirakhupt 2007 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Praschag, Sommer, McCarthy, Gemel & Fritz 2008 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Van Dijk & Palasuwan 2000
 
Batagur borneoensis

Red-crowned Terrapin

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
Genus Cuora (Asian Box Turtles)
 
Cuora amboinensis

Southeast Asian Box Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Iverson 1992 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Schoppe & Das 2011
Genus Cyclemys (Asian Leaf Turtles)
 
Cyclemys atripons

Southeastern Leaf Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Fritz & Havas 2006 Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008 Iverson & McCord 1997 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
 
Cyclemys dentata

Common Leaf Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chan-ard, Tong-aree, Cota & Makchai 2011a Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr 1997 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
 
Cyclemys enigmatica

Sunda Leaf Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chan-ard, Tong-aree, Cota & Makchai 2011a Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
 
Cyclemys oldhamii

Dark-throated Leaf Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 [as tcheponensis] Fritz & Havas 2006 [as s. shanensis] Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr 1997 [as tcheponensis] Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer 2008 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 [as tcheponensis] Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
Genus Heosemys (Forest Turtles)
 
Heosemys annandalii

Yellow-headed Temple Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
 
Heosemys grandis

Giant Asian Pond Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
 
Heosemys spinosa

Spiny Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
Genus Malayemys (Southeast Asian Snail-eating Turtles)
 
Malayemys khoratensis

Khorat Snail-eating Turtle

Ihlow, Vamberger, Morris, Hartmann, Cota, Makchai, Meewattana, Dawson, Long, Rödder & Fritz 2016 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Sumontha, Brophy, Kunya, Wiboonatthapol & Pauwels 2016 [as isan]
 
Malayemys macrocephala

Malayan Snail-eating Turtle

Brophy 2005 Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Fritz & Havas 2006 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
Genus Notochelys (Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle)
 
Notochelys platynota

Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001
Genus Siebenrockiella (Black Marsh Turtle & Philippine Pond Turtle)
 
Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Black Marsh Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Iverson 1992 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017
 Family Platysternidae (Big-headed Turtle)
Genus Platysternon (Big-headed Turtle)
 
Platysternon megacephalum

Big-headed Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
 Family Testudinidae (Tortoises)
Genus Indotestudo (Asian Tortoises)
 
Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 Ihlow, Dawson, Hartmann & Som 2016 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
Genus Manouria (Indochinese Tortoises)
 
Manouria emys

Asian Giant Tortoise

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stanford, Wanchai, Schaffer, Schaffer & Thirakhupt 2015 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
 
Manouria impressa

Impressed Tortoise

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
 Family Trionychidae (Softshell Turtles)
Genus Amyda (Southeast Asian Softshell Turtles)
 
Amyda ornata

Black-rayed Softshell Turtle

Auliya, Dijk, Moll & Meylan 2016 [as cartilaginea] Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 [as cartilaginea] Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 [as cartilaginea] Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 [as cartilaginea] Fritz, Gemel, Kehlmaier, Vamberger & Praschag 2014 King & Burke 1989 [as cartilaginea] Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 [as cartilaginea] Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 [as cartilaginea] Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994 [as cartilaginea]
Genus Chitra (Narrow-headed Softshell Turtles)
 
Chitra chitra

Southeast Asian Narrow-headed Softshell Turtle

Bonin, Devaux & Dupre 2006 Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 Kitimasak & Thirakhupt 2002 McCord & Pritchard 2002 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
Genus Dogania (Malayan Softshell Turtle)
 
Dogania subplana

Malayan Softshell Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Fritz & Havas 2006 King & Burke 1989 Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
Genus Lissemys (South Asian Flapshell Turtles)
 
Lissemys scutata

Burmese Flapshell Turtle

Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Fritz & Havas 2006 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994
Genus Pelochelys (Indomalayan Giant Softshell Turtles)
 
Pelochelys cantorii

Asian Giant Softshell Turtle

Chan-ard, Parr & Nabhitabhata 2015 Chuaynkern & Chuaynkern 2012 Cox, Dijk, Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt 1998 Das 2008 King & Burke 1989 [as bibroni] Nabhitabhata, Chan-ard & Chuaynkern 2004 Rhodin, Iverson, Bour, Fritz, Georges, Shaffer & Dijk 2017 Stuart, van Dijk & Hendrie 2001 Thirakhupt & Dijk 1994 [as bibroni] Wermuth & Mertens 1977 [as bibroni]