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


Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle


Malayisk Fladskjoldet Skildpadde

1863 Notochelys Gray (type species: Emys platynota Gray 1834)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Notochelys platynota

Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle, Malayan Flat-backed Turtle, Purple-bellied Terrapin, Spotted-shelled Turtle, Broad-backed Terrapin


Malayisk Fladskjoldet Skildpadde

1834 Emys platynota Gray
Cyclemys platynota Gray 1856
Notochelys platynota Gray 1863
1881 Cyclemys giebelii Hubrecht (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Remarks: Presence in Vietnam needs confirmation (Nguyen, Ho & Nguyen 2009), as it is only known from a single specimen (Bourret 1941).
Distribution: Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia (Bangka, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Malaysia (Sabah, Sarawak, West Malaysia), Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand.

Notochelys platynota
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