Asian leaf turtle

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This article is about the species. For the genus collectively known as 'Asian leaf turtles', see Cyclemys.
Asian leaf turtle
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Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Cyclemys
Species: C. dentata
Binomial name
Cyclemys dentata
(Gray, 1831)
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Cyclemys dentata range map
Synonyms[1]
  • Emys hasseltii Boie, 1826 (nomen nudum)
  • Emys dhor Gray, 1831
  • Emys hasselti Boie, 1831 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemys orbiculata Bell, 1834
  • Cistudo diardii Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Clemmys (Clemmys) hasseltii Boie, 1835
  • Cistudo (Cyclemys) dentata Gray, 1844
  • Emys diardii Schlegel, 1849
  • Cyclemys dentata Gray, 1856
  • Cyclemys bellii Gray, 1863
  • Cyclemys ovata Gray, 1863
  • Cistudo orbiculata Giebel, 1866
  • Cyclemys dhor Gray, 1870
  • Cistudo diardi Smith, 1931 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemys belli Smith, 1931 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemis dentata Goode, 1967
  • Cyclemys ovala Taylor, 1970 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemys dentata dentata Bonin, Devaux & Dupré, 1996
  • Cyclemys dentate Zhou, 2006 (ex errore)

The Asian leaf turtle Cyclemys dentata is a species of turtle found in Southeast Asia. They are quite common in the pet trade with its carapace resembling that of a Cuora amboinensis hybrid.

Feeding[edit]

It is an omnivorous species that will feed upon anything from vegetation, fish, insects, worms and even scavenge on carcass.

Behavior[edit]

It is known that Asian Leaf Turtle will squirt their digestive system contents when feel threatened.

Size[edit]

Asian leaf turtles can grow 6 to 9.5 inches (15 to 24 cm) long and 4.5 to 6.5 inches in width.

Distribution[edit]

The turtle can be found in North India, Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bali), Philippines (Palawan: Calamian Islands etc.), and China.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 220. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  • Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). Cyclemys dentata. 2006. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN 2006. www.iucnredlist.org. Retrieved on 5 May 2006.
  • Farkas, B.;Gyurján, I. 1998 Geographic Distribution. Cyclemys dentata. Herpetological Review 29 (1): 50
  • Fritz, U., Gaulke, M. & Lehr, E. 1997 Revision der südostasiatischen Dornschildkröten-Gattung Cyclemys Bell 1834, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art. Salamandra 33 (3): 183-212
  • Gaulke, Maren 1995 On the distribution of Emydid turtles and the Anuran genus Microhyla in the Philippines Asiatic Herpetological Research 6: 49-52
  • Gaulke, Maren; Fritz, Uwe 1998 Distribution patterns of batagurid turtles in the Philippines (Testudines: BataguridaCuora, Cyclemys, Heosemys) Herpetozoa 11 (1/2): 3-12
  • Gray, J.E. 1857 Notice of some Indian tortoises (including the description of a new species presented to the British Museum by Professor Oldham). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 19: 342-344
  • Gray, J.E. 1864 Observations on the box tortoises, with the description of three new Asiatic species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 13: 105-111
  • Gray, J.E. 1873 On the original form, development, and cohesion of the bones of the sternum of chelonians; with notes on the skeleton of Sphargis. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 11: 161-172

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