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








Genus
Lissemys

South Asian Flapshell Turtles

Indische Klappen-Weichschildkröten

Asiatiske Klapblødskildpadder

1831 Emyda Gray in Griffith [not Emyda Rafinesques 1815 (Testudines)] (type species: Testudo punctata Lacepede 1788; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1931 Lissemys Smith [substitute name for Emyda Gray in Griffith 1831]

Contents: 3 species, of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: S. Asia.
Reported from: Bangladesh, India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand.

Lissemys ceylonensis

Sri Lankan Flapshell Turtle

Srilankanische Klappen-Weichschildkröte

Srilankansk Klapblødskildpadde

1856 Emyda ceylonensis Gray
Emyda granosa ceylonensis Annandale 1912
Lissemys ceylonensis Praschag, Stuckas, Päckert, Maran & Fritz 2011

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of punctata (e.g., Fritz & Havas 2006). Revalidated by Praschag, Stuckas, Päckert, Maran & Fritz (2011) and Dijk, Iverson, Shaffer, Bour & Rhodin (2012).
Distribution: Sri Lanka.


Lissemys punctata

Indian Flapshell Turtle

Vorderindische Klappen-Weichschildkröte

Indisk Klapblødskildpadde

1789 Testudo punctata Bonnaterre
Trionyx punctatus Gray in Griffith 1831
Emyda punctata Gray 1831
Lissemys punctata Smith 1931
1798 Testudo granulosa Suckow [substitute name for Testudo punctata Lacepede 1788 (rejected)] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1801 Testudo granosa Schoepff (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Trionyx granosus Schweigger 1812
Cryptopus granosus Duméril & Bibron 1835
Emyda granosa Strauch 1862
Lissemys punctata granosa Smith 1931
Trionyx punctatus granosus Mertens, Müller & Rust 1934
1801 Testudo granulata Daudin [substitute name for Testudo punctata Lacepede 1788 (rejected)] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1801 Testudo scabra Latreille in Sonnini & Latreille [substitute name for Testudo punctata Lacepede 1788 (rejected); not Testudo scabra Linnaeus 1758] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1809 Trionyx coromandelicus Geoffroy Saint-Hillaire [substitute name for Testudo granosa Schoepff 1801] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1854 Emyda vittata Peters (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Emyda granosa var. vittata Annandale 1906
Lissemys punctata vittata Praschag, Stuckas, Päckert, Maran & Fritz 2011
1912 Emyda granosa intermedia Annandale (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1980 Lissemys punctata andersoni Webb
Lissemys andersoni Joseph-Ouni 2004

Other common names:
andersoni: Northern Indian Flapshell Turtle, Indo-Gangetic Flapshell Turtle, Anderson's Flapshell Turtle
punctata: Southern Indian Flapshell Turtle
vittata: Central Indian Flapshell Turtle
Remarks: Previously included ceylonensis, to which species records from Sri Lanka refer (Dijk, Iverson, Shaffer, Bour & Rhodin 2012). Until 1980, the name L. p. granosa was used for L. p. punctata, whereas the latter name until then was used for the subspecies now known as L. p. andersoni (Webb 1980b).
Introduced to: India (Andaman Islands).
Distribution: Bangladesh, India (Andhra Pradesh, Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Madhya Pradesh, Maharashtra, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Odisha, Punjab, Rajasthan, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Telangana, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan.


Lissemys scutata

Burmese Flapshell Turtle

Hinterindische Klappen-Weichschildkröte

Burmesisk Klapblødskildpadde

1868 Emyda scutata Peters
Emyda granosa scutata Annandale 1912
Lissemys punctata scutata Smith 1931
Trionyx punctatus scutatus Mertens, Müller & Rust 1934
Lissemys scutata Webb 1982
1873 Emyda fuscomaculata Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Remarks: Status uncertain. Regarded as a full species by some authors (e.g., Webb 1982; McCord & Joseph-Ouni 2003; Fritz & Havas 2006), but retained in the synonymy of punctata by others (e.g., Smith 1931; Webb 1980; Meylan 1987; Ernst & Barbour 1989; Das 1991, 1995, 2001).
Distribution: Myanmar, Thailand.