The genus description is attributed to Lindholm, 1931. Damonia was used by Gray in 1869, but is considered a junior homonym. It was considered monotypic until 2004. As of 2010, the genus consists of two species Malayemys macrocephala and Malayemys subtrijuga
Malayemys has a native distribution in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and was introduced into Java, Indonesia.
- Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.111
- Fritz 2007, pp. 226-227
- 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
- Rhodin, Anders G.J.; Paul van Dijk, Peter; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status" (pdf). Archived from the original on 2010-12-15. Retrieved 2010-12-15.
- Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007-10-31). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (pdf). Archived from the original on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
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