Malayan snail-eating turtle

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Malayan snail-eating turtle
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)[1]
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Malayemys
Species: M. macrocephala
Binomial name
Malayemys macrocephala
(Gray, 1859)[1][2]
  • Geoclemmys macrocephala Gray, 1859
  • Clemmys macrocephala Strauch, 1862
  • Emys macrocephala Günther, 1864
  • Damonia macrocephala Gray, 1869
  • Geoclemys macrocephala Bourret, 1941
  • Malayemys macrocephala Brophy, 2004

The Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys macrocephala) is a species of turtle in Malayemys genus of the family Geoemydidae.


The Malayan snail-eating turtle is found in the Cambodia, Myanmar, west Malaysia and Thailand (coastal southeastern and central of Chao Phraya and Mae Klong basins).[1][2]


  1. ^ a b c Rhodin 2011, pp. 000.191
  2. ^ a b c Fritz 2007, p. 227


  • van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley; Roger, Bour; Rhodin, Anders G.J. (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the world, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 6. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22.
  • Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007-10-31). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Archived from the original (pdf) on 2010-12-29. Retrieved 2010-12-29.
  • Malayemys macrocephala, The Reptile Database