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

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymCyclemys gemeli FRITZ, GUICKING, AUER, SOMMER, WINK & HUNDSDÖRFER 2008
Cyclemys gameli – DAS et al. 2009 (in error)
Cyclemys gemeli — TTWG 2014: 377 
DistributionNE India (Assam), Bhutan

Type locality: street from Tezpur to Arunachal Pradesh, 5 km to border of Arunachal Pradesh, Jia Bhoroli River Region, Assam, India.  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: NMW 37153, Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (NHMW), coll. R. Gemel 7 November 2003, incomplete bony shell of adult, sex unknown). 
DiagnosisDiagnosis in FRITZ et al. 2008.
 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (Rivers, swamps) 
EtymologyThe species is named in honour of the collector of the holotype, Richard Gemel (Vienna), in recognition of his work in the Herpetological Collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna. 
References
  • Basumatary, Rajeev and D.K. Sharma 2013. The turtle fauna of Kaziranga National Park, Assam, India with notes on natural history and conservation status. Herpetology Notes 6: 59-72 - get paper here
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598
  • Das, Abhijit; Uttam Saikia, B. H. C. K. Murthy, Santanu Dey and Sushil K. Dutta 2009. A herpetofaunal inventory of Barail Wildlife Sanctuary and adjacent regions, Assam, north-eastern India. Hamadryad 34 (1): 117 – 134
  • 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
  • PRASCHAG, PETER; ANNA K. HUNDSDÖRFER & UWE FRITZ 2009. Further specimens and phylogenetic position of the recently described leaf turtle species Cyclemys gemeli (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Zootaxa 2008: 29-37 - get paper here
  • Purkayastha, Jayaditya; Ahmed Mahmadul Hassan, Hasanul Islam, Jessica Das, Manoj Sarma, Mituseela Basumatary, Nilakshi Sarma, Nishant Chatterjee, Sachin Singha, Vishnupriya Nair, Arundhati Purkayastha, Jayashree Dutta, Madhurima Das 2013. Turtles of the Temple Pond of Kamakhya, Assam, India. Reptile Rap (15): 11-15 - get paper here
  • TTWG [Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin, H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] 2014. Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5, doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - get paper here
  • Wangyal, Jigme Tshelthrim; Dorji Wangchuk, and Indraneil Das 2012. First Report of Turtles from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Chelonian Conservation and Biology Dec 2012, Vol. 11, No. 2: 268-272. - get paper here
 
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