Myanmar brown leaf turtle

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Myanmar brown leaf turtle
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Cyclemys
Species: C. fusca
Binomial name
Cyclemys fusca
Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer, 2008
Cyclemys fusca distribution map.png
Cyclemys fusca range map.

The Myanmar brown leaf turtle (Cyclemys fusca) is a species of Asian leaf turtle found in Myanmar.[1]


Its carapace is dark brown, ovoid, and lacks patterns in adults. The plastron is dark brown to black with or without dense, black, radiating lines. The head is greenish yellow. The throat and neck are uniformly dark. The bridge is dark brown to black.[2][3]


Myanmar brown leaf turtle are found in Myanmar (Kachin), and perhaps in adjacent India and Bangladesh.[4]

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  1. ^ Turtle taxonomy Working Group (Rhodin, A.G.J., van Dijk, P.P, Iverson, J.B., and Shaffer, H.B.).2010. Turtles of the world, 2010 update: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution, and conservation status. In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Pritchard, P.C.H., van Dijk, P.P., Saumure, R.A., Buhlmann, K.A., Iverson, J.B., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Conservation Biology of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises: A Compilation Project of the IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5. pp. 000.85-000.164, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v3.2010
  2. ^ Fritz, U., Guicking, D., Auer, M., Sommer, R. S., Wink, M. and Hundsdörfer, A. K. (2008), Diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys: how many leaves on its tree of life?. Zoologica Scripta, 37: 367–390. doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00332.x
  3. ^ Praschag, Peter; Hundsdörfer, Anna K.; Fritz, Uwe (2009). "Further specimens and phylogenetic position of the recently described leaf turtle species Cyclemys gemeli (Testudines: Geoemydidae)" (PDF). Zootaxa. Magnolia Press. 29 (37). ISSN 1175-5334. Retrieved March 29, 2011. 
  4. ^ Uetz, Peter; Hallermann, Jakob; Hosek, Jiri. "Cyclemys fusca Fritz, Guicking, Auer, Sommer, Wink & Hundsdörfer, 2009". The Reptile Database. Retrieved March 27, 2011. 

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