Tricarinate hill turtle

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Tricarinate hill turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Melanochelys
Species: M. tricarinata
Binomial name
Melanochelys tricarinata
(Blyth, 1856)
Synonyms[2]
  • Geomyda tricarinata
    Blyth, 1856
  • Geoemyda tricarinata
    Gray, 1870
  • Chaibassia tricarinata
    Theobald, 1876
  • Chaibassia theobaldi
    Anderson, 1879
  • Nicoria tricarinata
    Lydekker, 1889
  • Nicoria tricarinata var. sivalensis
    Lydekker, 1889
  • Melanochelys tricarinata
    McDowell, 1964
  • Nicoria sivalensis
    Młynarski, 1976
  • Melanochelys tricarinate
    Das, 1991 (ex errore)

The Tricarinate hill turtle or three-keeled land turtle (Melanochelys tricarinata) is a species of turtle found in northeastern India, Bangladesh, and Nepal.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. (2000). "Melanochelys tricarinata". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2006. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 11 May 2006.  The database entry includes a brief justification of why this species is vulnerable and the criteria used.
  2. ^ Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 234–235. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Melanochelys tricarinata, The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.

Further reading[edit]

  • Blyth E. (1856). Report on the collections presented by Capt. Berdmore and Mr. Theobald. J. Asiatic Soc. Bengal 24 (7): 713-720. (Geomyda tricarinata, new species, p. 714).
  • Boulenger GA. (1890). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Batrachia. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xviii + 541 pp. (Nicoria tricarinata, p. 28).
  • Busack, Stephen D. (1994). Melanochelys tricarinata (Tricarinate hill turtle). India: Uttar Pradesh Herpetological Review 25 (1): 32.
  • Das I. (2002). A Photographic Guide to Snakes and other Reptiles of India. Sanibel Island, Florida: Ralph Curtis Books. 144 pp. ISBN 0-88359-056-5. (Melanochelys tricarinata, p. 127).
  • Smith MA. (1931). The Fauna of British India, Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia. Vol. I.—Loricata, Testudines. London: Secretary of State for India in Council. (Taylor and Francis, printers). xxviii + 185 pp. + Plates I-II. (Geoemyda tricarinata, pp. 95–96 + Plate II, figure 1).