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Taxonomy of the family Platysternidae
Bibliography of the genus Platysternon
Biodiversity of the family Platysternidae








Genus
Platysternon

Big-headed Turtle

Großkopfschildkröte

Storhovedskildpadde

1831 Platysternon Gray (type species: Platysternon megacephalum Gray 1831)
1846 Platysternum Agassiz [substitute name] (syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

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

Platysternon megacephalum

Big-headed Turtle, Big-headed Terrapin, Yingzugui

Großkopfschildkröte

Storhovedskildpadde

1831 Platysternon megacephalum Gray
Emys megacephala Schlegel 1838
1870 Platysternon peguense Gray
Platysternon megacephalum peguense Wermuth 1960
1969 Platysternon megacephalum vogeli Wermuth (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1984 Platysternon megacephalum tristernalis Schleich & Gruber (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1987 Platysternon megacephalum shiui Ernst & McCord

Other common names:
megacephalum: Chinese Big-headed Turtle
peguense: Burmese Big-headed Turtle
shiui: Vietnamese Big-headed Turtle
tristernalis: Yunnan Big-headed Turtle
vogeli: Thai Big-headed Turtle
Introduced to: Taiwan.
Distribution: Cambodia, China (Anhui, Chongqing, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Guizhou, Hainan, Hong Kong, Hunan, Jiangsu, Jiangxi, Sichuan, Yunnan, Zhejiang), Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.