Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle

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Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle
Chitra chitra Hardwicke.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Chitra
Species: C. chitra
Binomial name
Chitra chitra
Nutphand, 1986
Chitra chitra chitra
  • Chitra chitra Nutaphand, 1986
  • Chitra chitra chitra McCord & Pritchard, 2003
Chitra chitra javanensis
  • Chitra selenkae Jaekel, 1911
  • Chitra chitra javanensis McCord & Pritchard, 2003
  • Chitra chitra javanica Iskandar & Mumpuni, 2003 (ex errore)
  • Chitra chitra javaensis Artner, 2003 (ex errore)

The Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra) is a large species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. This softshell turtle can reach a carapace length of 4.9 ft (1.5 m). It is found in Indonesia, possibly Malaysia, and Thailand.


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