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Cyclemys fusca FRITZ, GUICKING, AUER, SOMMER, WINK & HUNDSDÖRFER, 2008

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyclemys fusca FRITZ, GUICKING, AUER, SOMMER, WINK & HUNDSDÖRFER 2008 
DistributionN/C Myanmar (Kachin), perhaps adjacent India and Bangladesh.

Type locality: Kachin State, Myanmar  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: MTD D 42578 = Museum of Zoology Dresden (now MTKD), obtained 2000 from M. Reimann via international pet-trade, adult female). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis. Adult: Dark coloured, resembling C. enigmatica but light crown of the head in life with distinct greenish-yellow tinge. Palate and tongue of specimens in alcohol grey. Hatchling: Unknown. For maximum size and comparison with diagnostic characters of other species, see Table 3 in FRITZ et al. 2009.
 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (Rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyThe Latin species name fusca, brown, is chosen in allusion to the general colouration of adult specimens. 
References
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Fritz, U.; D Guicking, M Auer, R. S Sommer, M Wink, A. K Hundsdörfer 2008. Diversity of the Southeast Asian leaf turtle genus Cyclemys: how many leaves on its tree of life?. Zoologica Scripta doi:10.1111/j.1463-6409.2008.00332. - get paper here
  • Kundu, Shantanu; Vikas Kumar, , Boni Amin Laskar, Kailash Chandra, Kaomud Tyagi 2016. Mitochondrial DNA effectively detects non-native Testudines: Invisible wildlife trade in northeast India Gene Reports, doi:10.1016/j.genrep.2016.02.002 - get paper here
  • Platt, Steven G., Win ko Ko, Kalyar Platt, Khin Myo Myo, Me Me Soe and Thomas R. Rainwater. 2012. Species inventory and conservation status of chelonians in Natma Taung National Park, Myanmar. Hamadryad 36 (1): 1-11
 
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