Brown roofed turtle

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Brown roofed turtle
Pangshura smithii IMG 3373 01.jpg
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Pangshura
P. smithii
Binomial name
Pangshura smithii
(Gray, 1863)
Pangshura smithii smithii
  • Batagur smithii
    Gray, 1863
  • Pangshura smithii
    Günther, 1864
  • Clemmys smithii
    Strauch, 1865
  • Pangshura smith [sic]
    Theobald, 1868 (ex errore)
  • Emia smithii
    — Gray, 1870
  • Kachuga smithii
    Boulenger, 1889
  • Kachuga smithi [sic]
    M.A. Smith, 1931 (ex errore)
  • Kachuga amithii [sic]
    Rudloff, 1974 (ex errore)
  • Kachuga smithi smithi
    Moll, 1987
  • Kachuga smithii smithii
    — Moll, 1987
  • Pangshura smithii smithii
    Das, 2001
  • Pngshura [sic] smithii
    — Das, 2001
  • Pangshura smithi
    — Gurley, 2003
  • Pangshura smithi smithi
    Joseph-Ouni, 2004
Pangshura smithii pallidipes
  • Kachuga smithii pallidipes
    Moll, 1987
  • Kachuga smithi pallidipes
    van Dijk, 2000
  • Pangshura smithii pallidipes
    — Das, 2001
  • Pangshura smithi pallidipes
    — Joseph-Ouni, 2004

The brown roofed turtle (Pangshura smithii ) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. The species is endemic to South Asia. Two subspecies are recognized.


The specific name, smithii, is in honor of Scottish zoologist Andrew Smith.[3]

Subspecies and geographic ranges[edit]

Two subspecies are recognized, including the nominotypical subspecies.[2]


  1. ^ a b Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Pangshura smithii". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T39554A97374523. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T39554A10248159.en. Retrieved 27 December 2017.
  2. ^ a b Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 239. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  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. (Kachuga smithii, p. 246).

Further reading[edit]

  • Auffenberg, Walter; Khan, Naeem Ahmed (1991). "Studies of Pakistan reptiles: Notes on Kachuga smithi ". Hamadryad 16: 25-29.
  • Boulenger GA (1890). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Kachuga smithii, p. 42).
  • Das I (2002). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of India. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 144 pp. ISBN 0-88359-056-5. (Pangshura smithii, p. 129).
  • Gray JE (1863). "Notice of a new species of Batagur ". Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1863: 253. (Batagur smithii, new species).
  • Moll EO (1987). "Survey of the freshwater turtles of India. Part II: The genus Kachuga ". J. Bombay Nat. Hist. Soc. 84: 7-25. (Kachuga smithii pallidipes, new subspecies, p. 8 + Plate 3, figures B-C).
  • Smith MA (1931). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I.—Loricata, Testudines. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xxviii + 185 pp. + Plates I-II. ("Kachuga smithi [sic]", pp. 125–126).

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