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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Sacalia
Gray, 1870[1]

Sacalia is a genus of turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae).


Two species are recognized.[1]


What was described as a new species, Sacalia pseudocellata, Chinese false-eyed turtle, is a hybrid of a male Cuora trifasciata and a female Sacalia quadriocellata [2]


Further reading[edit]

  • Gray, John Edward. 1870. Supplement to the Catalogue of Shield Reptiles in the Collection of the British Museum. Part I. Testudinata (Tortoises). With Figures of the Skulls of 36 Genera. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Taylor and Francis, printers). x + 120 pp. (Genus Sacalia, p. 35).