Burmese narrow-headed softshell turtle

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Burmese narrow-headed softshell turtle
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Chitra
Species: C. vandijki
Binomial name
Chitra vandijki
McCord & Pritchard, 2003[1]
  • Chitra burmanica
    Jaruthanin, 2002
    (nomen nudum)
  • Chitra vandijki
    McCord & Pritchard, 2003

The Burmese narrow-headed softshell turtle or Myanmar narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra vandijki) is a species of turtle in the family Trionychidae. The species is endemic to Southeast Asia.


The specific name, vandijki, is in honor of Dutch herpetologist Peter Paul van Dijk.[3]

Geographic range[edit]

C. vandijki is found in Myanmar and northwestern Thailand.[4]


  1. ^ a b Rhodin 2010, p. 000.206
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. At the request of the CITES Nomenclature Committee and the German Agency for Nature Conservation and funded by the Museum für Tierkunde Dresden and the German Federal Ministry of Environment. 57 (2): 149–368. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on December 17, 2010. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Chitra vandijki, p. 272).
  4. ^ "Chitra vandijki ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.