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Indian flapshell turtle
Lissemys punctata
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Cyclanorbinae
Lydekker, 1889

Cyclanorbinae is a subfamily of flapshell turtles in the family Trionychidae. The subfamily is endemic to Africa and Asia.


The subfamily Cyclanorbinae contains the following three genera.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

Species in the genera Cyclanorbis and Cycloderma are found in Africa; species in the genus Lissemys are found in Asia.[2]


  1. ^ Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (Rhodin, Anders G.J.; Parham, James F.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.) (2009)."Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy and Synonymy, 2009 Update". Chelonian Research Monographs (5): 000.39-000.84. (Cyclanorbinae, pp. 000.55-000.56).
  2. ^ "Cyclanorbinae". The Reptile Database.

Further reading[edit]

  • Lydekker R (1889). Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural History). Part III. Containing the Order Chelonia. London: Trustees of the British Museum (Natural History). (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 239 pp. (Cyclanorbinae, new subfamily, p. x).