Malayemys

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Malayemys
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Malayemys
Lindholm, 1931[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Damonia
  • Malayameys

Malayemys is a genus of turtles in the Geoemydidae family. It was considered monotypic until 2004, but as of 2010 consists of two species. Its found in several countries of Southeast Asia.

Taxonomy[edit]

The genus description is attributed to Lindholm, 1931. Damonia was used by Gray in 1869, but is considered a junior homonym.[1][2] It was considered monotypic until 2004.[3] As of 2010, the genus consists of two species Malayemys macrocephala and Malayemys subtrijuga[1][2]

Distribution[edit]

Malayemys has a native distribution in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and was introduced into Java, Indonesia.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.111
  2. ^ a b c Fritz 2007, pp. 226-227
  3. ^ Brophy, T. R. 2004. Geographic variation and systematics in the south-east Asian turtles of the genus Malayemys (Testudines: Bataguridae). Hamadryad 29:63-79. http://digitalcommons.liberty.edu/cgi/viewcontent.cgi?article=1057&context=bio_chem_fac_pubs
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