Malayan flat-shelled turtle

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Malayan flat-shelled turtle
Notochelys platynota Hardwicke.jpg
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Notochelys
Gray, 1863
Species: N. platynota
Binomial name
Notochelys platynota
(Gray, 1834)
  • Emys platynota Gray, 1834
  • Emys platynotha Gray, 1835 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemys platynota Gray, 1856
  • Notochelys platynota Gray, 1863
  • Cyclemys giebelii Hubrecht, 1881
  • Cistudo bankanensis Bleeker, 1889 (nomen nudum)
  • Notochelys platysnota Nutaphand, 1979 (ex errore)

The Malayan flat-shelled turtle (Notochelys platynota) is a species of turtle found in Southeast Asia.


Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bangka), Vietnam, Singapore. Type locality: "in India Orientali", later restricted to "Sumatra; Singapore" by Gray (1863:177).


  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 237–238. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  • Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Notochelys platynota". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2006.  Database entry includes justification for why this species is vulnerable
  • Buskirk, James 1997 The Malayan Flat-Shelled Turtle Notochelys platynota Vivarium 9 (1): 6-9;15
  • Gray, J.E. 1834 Characters of several new species of freshwater tortoises (Emys) from India and China. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 2: 53-55
  • Gray, J.E. 1863 Observations on the box tortoises, with the descriptions of three new Asiatic species. Proceedings of the Zoological Society of London 1863: 173-179
  • Gray, J.E. 1864 Observations on the box tortoises, with the description of three new Asiatic species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 13: 105-111
  • Gray, J.E. 1873 On the original form, development, and cohesion of the bones of the sternum of chelonians; with notes on the skeleton of Sphargis. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 11: 161-172
  • Liat, Lim Boo & Das, Indraneil 1999 The turtles of Borneo and peninsular Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu, natural History Publications, 151 pp.

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