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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Geoemyda

Geoemyda japonica
Geoemyda spengleri
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Geoemyda is a genus of freshwater turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It contains these species:[1]

Geoemyda was used as a "wastebin taxon" in former times, uniting a number of distinct lineages of forest turtles from East and Southeast Asia. These are now regarded as distinct and placed in the genera Heosemys, Leucocephalon, Melanochelys, Siebenrockiella (including Panayanemys), and Vijayachelys.


  1. ^ Geoemyda, Reptile Database