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


Black Marsh Turtle and Philippine Pond Turtle

Dickhalsschildkröte und Philippinen-Erdschildkröte

Tykhalsskildpadde og Filippinsk Sumpskildpadde

1869 Bellia Gray [not Bellia Milne-Edwards 1848 (Crustacea); not Bellia Bate 1851 (Crustacea); not Bellia Tutt 1902 (Lepidoptera)] (type species: Emys crassicollis Gray 1831; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1929 Siebenrockiella Lindholm [substitute name for Bellia Gray 1869]
2005 Panyaenemys Diesmos, Parham, Stuart & Brown (type species: Heosemys leytensis Taylor 1920; syn. Diesmos, Parham, Stuart & Brown 2005; Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Vetter & Van Dijk (2006) elevated Panyaenemys (misspelling it Panayaenemys) to status as a separate genus, but without discussion.
Distribution: SE. Asia, Malay Archipelago.
Reported from: Cambodia, Indonesia (Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago]), Myanmar, Philippines (Dumaran, Palawan), Thailand, Vietnam.

Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Black Marsh Turtle, Black Terrapin, Black Pond Turtle, Thick-necked Turtle, Siamese Temple Turtle, Smiling Terrapin

Dickhalsschildkröte, Schwarze Dickkopfschildkröte


1831 Emys crassicollis Gray in Griffith & Pidgeon
Clemmys crassicollis Fitzinger 1835
Bellia crassicollis Gray 1869
Orlitia crassicollis Barbour 1912
Siebenrockiella crassicollis Lindholm 1929
1855 Emys nigra Blyth [not Emys nigra Hallowell 1854] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1885 Pangshura cochinchinensis Tirant (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Kachuga cochinchinensis Mocquard 1907

Introduced to: Indonesia (Bali), Singapore.
Distribution: Cambodia, Indonesia (Belitung, Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra), Laos, Malaysia (Sarawak, West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago]), Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam.

Siebenrockiella crassicollis
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Siebenrockiella leytensis

Philippine Pond Turtle, (Leyte Pond Turtle)


Filippinsk Sumpskildpadde

1920 Heosemys leytensis Taylor
Geoemyda leytensis Mertens 1934
Siebenrockiella leytensis Diesmos, Parham, Stuart & Brown 2005
Panayaenemys leytensis [sic] Vetter in Vetter & van Dijk 2006

Remarks: Although reported from Leyte (type locality), presence in this island is regarded as erroneous (Diesmos, Gee, Diesmos, Brown, Widman & Dimalibot 2004; Diesmos, Brown, Alcala & Sison 2008). Hence, the previously used common name "Leyte Pond Turtle" should be avoided.
Distribution: Philippines (Dumaran, Palawan).