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Heosemys spinosa (GRAY, 1831)

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesE: Spiny turtle
G: Stachelrandschildkröte 
SynonymEmys spinosa GRAY 1831
Geoemyda spinosa HARDWICKE & GRAY: plate 2
Emys Spinosa — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 327
Emys spinosa — BELL 1836-1842
Emys spinosa — SOWERBY 1872
Geoemyda spinosa — GRAY 1873: 320
Heosemys spinosa — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 448
Heosemys spinosa — COX et al. 1998: 127
Heosemys spinosa — TTWG 2014 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma) (Tenasserim), Philippines,
S Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo), Singapore

Type locality: Penang [West Malaysia]  
TypesHolotype: BMNH, probably specimen "c" in Boulenger 1889:138 (fide Bourret (1941: 159, Iverson 1992: 128) 
CommentPicture in Draco 13 (4): 93 (2003).

Type species: Emys spinosa GRAY 1831 is the type species of the genus Heosemys STEJNEGER 1902: 238. 
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