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Notochelys platynota (GRAY, 1834)

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae or Bataguridae, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Malayan Flat-shelled Turtle
G: Plattrücken-Schildkröte 
SynonymEmys platynotha GRAY 1834: plate 1
Notochelys platynota — GRAY 1863
Notochelys platynota — GRAY 1864: 108
Notochelys platynota — GRAY 1873: 165
Cyclemys giebelii HUBRECHT 1881
Cyclemys platynota — BOULENGER 1889
Cistudo bankanensis BLEEKER (nomen nudum) 1889
Notochelys platynota — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 451
Notochelys platynota — COX et al. 1998: 128
Notochelys platynota — SANG et al. 2009 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bangka), Vietnam, Singapore

Type locality: "in India Orientali," later restricted to "Sumatra; Singapore" by Gray (1863:177). 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: BMNH 1947.3.4.6. 
CommentShown on page 67 but erroneously labelled as Cyclemys dentata (fide FRITZ 2002, Salamandra 38: 64).

Reproduction: oviparous.

Type species: Emys platynotha GRAY 1834 is the type species of the genus Notochelys GRAY 1863: 177. 
References
  • Bong Heang, Kiew 1987. An annotated checklist of the herpetofauna of Ulu Endau, Johore, Malaysia Malayan Nature J. 41(2-3): 413-423.
  • Bourret, R. 1941. Les tortues de l'Indochine. Institut Océanographique l'Indochine 38:1-235
  • Buskirk, James 1997. The Malayan Flat-Shelled Turtle Notochelys platynota Vivarium 9 (1): 6-9;15
  • Cox, Merel J.; Van Dijk, Peter Paul; Jarujin Nabhitabhata & Thirakhupt,Kumthorn 1998. A Photographic Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Peninsular Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand. Ralph Curtis Publishing, 144 pp.
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Gray, J.E. 1834. Characters of several new species of freshwater tortoises (Emys) from India and China. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1834: 53-55 - get paper here
  • Gray, J.E. 1863. Observations on the box tortoises, with the descriptions of three new Asiatic species. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1863: 173-179 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1864. Observations on the box tortoises, with the description of three new asiatic species. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 13: 105-111 - get paper here
  • Gray,J.E. 1873. On the original form, development, and cohesion of the bones of the sternum of chelonians; with notes on the skeleton of Sphargis. Ann. Mag. nat. Hist. (4) 11: 161-172 - get paper here
  • Gray. J. E. 1835. Illustrations of Indian Zoology, chiefly selected from the collection of Major - General Hardwicke. [Coluber bengalensis] Vol. 2. London (1833-1834): 263 pp., 95 plates - get paper here
  • Liat, Lim Boo & Das, Indraneil 1999. The turtles of Borneo and peninsular Malaysia. Kota Kinabalu, Natural History Publications, 151 pp.
  • Manthey, U. & Grossmann, W. 1997. Amphibien & Reptilien Südostasiens. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 512 pp. - get paper here
  • McCord, W.P. & Joseph-Ouni, M. 2003. Chelonian Illustrations #10. Monotypic genera of the family Geoemydidae. Reptilia (GB) (30): 34-38 - get paper here
  • Meier, E. 2004. Das Internationale Zentrum für Schildkrötenschutz (IZS) füllt sich mit Leben. Elaphe 12 (2): 60-64
  • Sang, Nguyen Van; Ho Thu Cuc, Nguyen, Quang Truong 2009. Herpetofauna of Vietnam. Chimaira, Frankfurt, 768 pp.
  • Schilde, M. 2004. Asiatische Sumpfschildkröten - Die Familie Geoemydidae in Südostasien, China und Japan. Natur und Tier Verlag (Münster), 192 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.
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  • Teo, R.C.H. & Rajathurai, S. 1997. Mammals, reptiles and amphibians in the Nature Reserves of Singapore - diversity, abundance and distribution. Proc. Nature Reserves Survey Seminar. Gardens’ Bulletin Singapore 49: 353-425
 
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