Rafetus

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Rafetus
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Rafetus swinhoei at Hanoi, Vietnam
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Trionychinae
Genus: Rafetus
Gray, 1864
Species

2 or 3, see text

Rafetus is a genus of highly endangered softshell turtles in the Trionychidae family. These large turtles are found in freshwater habitats in Asia. According to most taxonomists, the genus contains the following 2 species:

A third species, the Hoan Kiem turtle (Rafetus leloii, syn. R. vietnamensis), has been proposed as a species. It is considered a junior synonym of Rafetus swinhoei by most authorities,[1] but some Vietnamese scientists insist the two forms are not identical. The last living individual at Hoan Kiem Lake was found dead on 19 January 2016.

Taxonomy[edit]

Cladogram[edit]

As Walter G. Joyce, Ariel Revan, Tyler R. Lyson and Igor G. Danilov (2009)[2]


 Trionychidae 

 Cyclanorbinae 

Cyclanorbis




Cycloderma



Lissemys




 †Plastomeninae 

Hutchemys



Plastomenus




 Trionychinae 



Trionyx




Chitra



Pelochelys






Apalone



Rafetus







Amyda



Aspideretes



Nilssonia





Dogania



Palea



Pelodiscus







Distribution[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Farkas, B and Webb, R.G. 2003. Rafetus leloii Hà Dinh Dúc, 2000—an invalid species of softshell turtle from Hoan Kiem Lake, Hanoi, Vietnam (Reptilia, Testudines, Trionychidae). Zool. Abhandl. (Dresden), 53: 107-112.
  2. ^ Walter G. Joyce; Ariel Revan; Tyler R. Lyson; Igor G. Danilov (2009). "Two New Plastomenine Softshell Turtles from the Paleocene of Montana and Wyoming" (PDF). Bulletin of the Peabody Museum of Natural History. 50 (2): 307–325. doi:10.3374/014.050.0202. 
  3. ^ European Reptile & Amphibian Specialist Group (1996). "Rafetus euphraticus". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 
  4. ^ Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority) (2000). "Rafetus swinhoei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010. International Union for Conservation of Nature. 

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