Hunan softshell turtle

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Hunan softshell turtle
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Genus: Pelodiscus
Species: P. axenaria
Binomial name
Pelodiscus axenaria
(Zhou, Zhang & Fang 1991)[1]
  • Trionyx axenaria
    Zhou, Zhang & Fang, 1991
  • Pelodiscus axenaria
    David, 1994
  • Pelodiscus axenarius
    Bour, 2002

The Hunan softshell turtle (Pelodiscus axenaria) is a species of turtle in the family Trionychidae, the softshells. It is endemic to China, where it occurs in Hunan Province.[3] It is found in Taoyuan, Pingjiang, Rucheng, Lingling, and Shaoyang counties of Hunan province (Zhou, Zhang & Fang, 1991).


  1. ^ a b Rhodin 2010, p. 000.208
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter. (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 318. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ Pelodiscus axenaria. Reptile Database.