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Dogania subplana (GEOFFROY, 1809)

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Higher TaxaTrionychidae (Trionychinae), Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesE: Malayan Soft-shelled Turtle
G: Malayische Weichschildkröte 
SynonymTrionyx subplanus GEOFFROY 1809: 366
Trionyx frenatus GRAY 1855
Gymnopus Subplanus — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 496
Dogania subplana — GRAY 1844: 49
Dogania subplana — GRAY 1855: 69
Dogania guentheri GRAY 1863: 158
Trionyx (?) dillwynii GRAY 1873
Trionyx subplanus — BOULENGER 1889: 246
Trionyx vertebralis STRAUCH 1890
Dogania subplana — STEJNEGER 1907: 531
Trionyx pecki BARTLETT 1895
Dogania subplana — HENDRICKSON 1966: 55
Trionyx subplanus — ALDERTON 1988
Dogania subplana — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 464
Dogania subplana — COX et al. 1998: 135
Dogania subplana — TTWG 2014 
DistributionS Myanmar (= Burma), Mergui Islands, Thailand (incl. Phuket), West Malaysia (incl. Pulau Tioman),
Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Borneo, Singkep, Natuna Besar), Singapore,
Philippine Islands

Type locality: unknown fide KING & BURKE 1989 Map legend:
TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
TypesHolotype: MNHN 5182. 
CommentType Species: Trionyx subplanus GEOFFROY 1809 is the type species of Dogania GRAY 1844.

Diagnosis (genus): BAUR (1893) defines Dogania as follows: Posterior nares reduced in size by the inner extension of the maxillaries. Alveolar surface of lower jaw without a longitudinal symphyseal ridge ; eight pairs of pleuralia, all separated by neurals; a single neural between the first pair of pleurals. 
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