Batagur (genus)

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Batagur
BatagurPasirKumpal.jpg
(Batagur affinis) from a gazetted conservation site at Kuala Berang, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae[1]
Genus: Batagur
Gray, 1856[1]
Synonyms[1]
  • Tetraonyx - Gray, 1830
  • Tetronyx - Lesson, 1832
  • Kachuga - Gray, 1856
  • Batagurella - Gray 1869
  • Dongoka - Gray, 1869
  • Callagur - Gray, 1870
  • Cantorella - Gray, 1870

Batagur is a genus of large turtles from South and Southeast Asia. All members of the genus are seriously threatened. With a recent merger with members from two other genera,[2] this genus has six described species.[1]

Species[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h i j Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status". Chelonian Research Monographs 5: 000.187–000.188. doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v4.2011. Archived from the original on 2012-01-22. 
  2. ^ Praschag, P., Hundsdörfer, A. K. & Fritz, U. (2007). Phylogeny and taxonomy of endangered South and South-east Asian freshwater turtles elucidated by mtDNA sequence variation (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Kachuga, Pangshura). —Zoologica Scripta, 36, 429-442.