Oldham's leaf turtle

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Oldham's leaf turtle
Cyclemys male and female shell.jpg
Cyclemys oldhamii carapace and plastron.
Not evaluated (IUCN 2.3)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Cyclemys
Species: C. oldhamii
Binomial name
Cyclemys oldhamii
Gray, 1863
Cyclemys oldhamii distribution map.png
Cyclemys oldhamii range map
  • Cyclemys oldhamii Gray, 1863
  • Cyclemys oldhami Günther, 1864 (ex errore)

Oldham's leaf turtle (Cyclemys oldhamii), is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, in the terai of India, in Myanmar, Thailand, W Borneo, Sumatra and Java. In addition, Cyclemys oldhami shanensis - sometimes considered a distinct species due to its shell pattern, oft described as looking similar to aged meat - occurs from central Myanmar to Thailand and Cambodia. The type locality was originally given as "Mergui and Siam", and restricted to Mergui by Smith (1931).[citation needed]

A case of hybridization between a male Cyclemys (oldhamii) shanensis and a female Chinese stripe-necked turtle has been described.[2]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 220–221. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  2. ^ Parham et al. (2001), Buskirk et al. (2005)


  • Annandale, N. (1918): Chelonia and Batrachia of the Inlé Lake. Rec. Ind. Mus. (Calcutta) 14: 67-69.
  • Buskirk, James R.; Parham, James F. & Feldman, Chris R. (2005): On the hybridisation between two distantly related Asian turtles (Testudines: Sacalia × Mauremys). Salamandra 41: 21-26. PDF fulltext
  • Fritz, U.; Gaulke, M. & Lehr, E. (1997): Revision der südostasiatischen Dornschildkröten-Gattung Cyclemys Bell 1834, mit Beschreibung einer neuen Art. Salamandra 33(3): 183-212.
  • 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. Annals and Magazine of Natural History 13(3): 105-111.
  • Guicking, D.; Fritz, U.; Wink, M. & Lehr, E. (2002): New data on the diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys BELL, 1834. Molecular results (Reptilia: Testudines: Geoemydidae). Faunistische Abhandlungen des Staatlichen Museums für Tierkunde Dresden 23(4): 75-86.
  • Schilde, M. 2003 Die Dornschildkröten der Gattung Cyclemys BELL, 1834. Draco 4(13): 37-42.