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








Genus
Vijayachelys

Cochin Forest Cane Turtle

Gelbkopf-Erdschildkröte

Kerala-skovskildpadde

2006 Vijayachelys Praschag, Schmidt, Fritzsch, Müller, Gemel & Fritz (type species: Geoemyda silvatica Henderson 1912)

Contents: 1 species, which is endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Vijayachelys silvatica

Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, Kerala Forest Terrapin

Gelbkopf-Erdschildkröte

Kerala-skovskildpadde

1912 Geoemyda silvatica Henderson
Heosemys silvatica McDowell 1964
Vijayachelys silvatica Praschag, Schmidt, Fritzsch, Müller, Gemel & Fritz 2006

Remarks: Previously placed in Geoemyda (e.g., Moll, Groombridge & Vijaya 1987; Iverson 1992; McCord, Iverson & Boeadi 1995) or in Heosemys (e.g., Groombridge 1982; Vijaya 1982; Tikader & Sharma 1985; Ernst & Barbour 1989, Fritz & Obst 1996).
Distribution: India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu).