You are here » home advanced search Lissemys ceylonensis

Lissemys ceylonensis (GRAY, 1856)

Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lissemys ceylonensis?

Add your own observation of
Lissemys ceylonensis »

Find more photos by Google images search: Google images

Higher TaxaTrionychidae (Cyclanorbinae), Trionychoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Sri Lankan Flapshell Turtle
G: Sri Lanka-Weichschildkröte 
SynonymEmyda ceylonensis GRAY 1856: 268
Emyda granosa — BOULENGER 1889 partim
Emyda granosa ceylonensis — ANNANDALE 1912
Lissemys punctata granosa — SMITH 1931
Lissemys ceylonensis — PRASCHAG et al. 2011
Lissemys ceylonensis — KARUNARATHNA & AMARASINGHE 2011
Lissemys ceylonensis — TTWG 2014
Lissemys ceylonensis — TTWG 2021 
DistributionSri Lanka

Type locality: Ceylon  
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1947.3.4.17 and 1854.3.21.18 
CommentHabitat: freshwater (rivers and tributaries, lakes) 
EtymologyNamed after its occurrence in Sri Lanka, previously “Ceylon”. 
  • Annandale, NELSON 1912. Zoological results of the Abor Expedition, 1911-1912. Records of the Indian Museum 8 (1): 7-59 [Reptilia, pages 37-59] (supplement in same journal, 8 (4): 357-358, 1914). - get paper here
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Das, Indraneil & Abhijit Das 2017. A Naturalist’s Guide to the Reptiles of India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Nepal, Pakistan and Sri Lanka. John Beaufoy Publishing Ltd., Oxford, 176 pp.
  • De Silva, Anslem 2016. Note on the aestivation of Lissemys ceylonensis (Gray, 1856) in Sri Lanka. Radiata (English edition) 25 (1): 28-29
  • De Silva, Anslem 2016. Bemerkungen zur Sommerruhe von Lissemys ceylonensis (Gray, 1856) in Sri Lanka. Radiata 25 (1): 28-29
  • Gray,J.E. 1856. On some new species freshwater tortoises from North America, Ceylon and Australia. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 18: 263-268 - get paper here
  • Karunarathna, Suranjan D. M. S. and A. A. Thasun Amarasinghe 2011. A PRELIMINARY SURVEY OF THE REPTILE FAUNA IN NILGALA FOREST AND ITS VICINITY, MONARAGALA DISTRICT, SRI LANKA. Taprobanica 3 (2): 69-76 - get paper here
  • Madawala, Majintha; Thilina D Surasinghe, Anslem De Silva, Dinesh Gabadage, Madhava Botejue, Indika Peabotuwage, Dushantha Kandambi, Suranjan Karunarathna 2019. Reappraisal of Herpetofauna Recorded from Jaffna Peninsula in Northern Sri Lanka with Remarks on Conservation, Diversity, and Distribution. Russ. J. Herpetol. 26 (5): 247-260 - get paper here
  • PRASCHAG, PETER; HEIKO STUCKAS, MARTIN PÄCKERT, JÉRÔME MARAN & UWE FRITZ 2011. Mitochondrial DNA sequences suggest a revised taxonomy of Asian flapshell turtles (Lissemys SMITH, 1931) and the validity of previously unrecognized taxa (Testudines: Trionychidae). Vertebrate Zoology 61 (1): 147 – 160 - get paper here
  • Purkayastha, J., DAS, I., Sengupta, S. 2015. Freshwater Turtles & Tortoises of South Asia. Bhabani Books, 138 pp. - get paper here
  • Smith, Malcolm A. 1931. The Fauna of British India Including Ceylon and Burma. Reptilia and Amphibia Volume I.—Loricata, Testudines. Taylor and Francis, London, 185 pp. - 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
  • TTWG; Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., Bour, R., Fritz, U., Georges, A., Shaffer, H.B., and van Dijk, P.P. 2021. Turtles of the World: Annotated Checklist and Atlas of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution, and Conservation Status (9th Ed.). In: Rhodin, A.G.J., Iverson, J.B., van Dijk, P.P., Stanford, C.B., Goode, E.V., Buhlmann, K.A., and Mittermeier, R.A. (Eds.). Chelonian Research Monographs 8:1–472. doi:10.3854/crm.8.checklist.atlas.v9.2021. - get paper here
External links  
Is it interesting? Share with others:

Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator