Burmese peacock softshell

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Burmese peacock softshell
Nilssonia formosa.jpg
Illustration by Philibert Charles Berjeau, 1878
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Nilssonia[1]
Species: N. formosa
Binomial name
Nilssonia formosa
(Gray, 1869)[1][2]
Synonyms[3]
  • Trionyx formosus Gray, 1869
  • Trionyx peguensis Gray, 1870
  • Nilssonia formosa Gray, 1872
  • Isola peguensis Gray, 1873
  • Trionyx grayii Theobald, 1875
  • Aspidonectes formosus Baur, 1893
  • Isola formosa Hay, 1904
  • Trionyx formosa Gadow, 1923
  • Amyda formosus Mell, 1929
  • Trionyx grayi Smith, 1931 (ex errore)
  • Amyda formosa Mertens, Müller & Rust, 1934
  • Trionyx fomosus Gosławski & Hryniewicz, 1993 (ex errore)
  • Trionyx formosanus Jenkins, 1995 (ex errore)
  • Trionix formosus Richard, 1999

The Burmese peacock softshell turtle (Nilssonia formosa) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is one of five species in the genus Nilssonia.[4]

Geographical region[edit]

The Burmese peacock softshell is found in Burma and possibly Thailand.[1] Also reported to found in karbi anglong district of Assam.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Rhodin 2011, p. 000.207
  2. ^ a b Nilssonia formosa from the IUCN Red list
  3. ^ Fritz 2007, p. 316
  4. ^ JCVI.org
Bibliography

Further reading[edit]

  • Alderton, D. 1988. Turtles and tortoises of the world. Facts on File, New York.
  • Anderson, J. 1875. "Description of some new Asiatic mammals and Chelonia". Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 16: 282-285.

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