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Batagur trivittata (DUMÉRIL & BIBRON, 1835)

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Higher TaxaGeoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Common NamesE: Burmese Roofed Turtle 
SynonymEmys trivittata DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 331
Batagur trivittata — THEOBALD 1868: 14
Kachuga peguensis GRAY 1869
Kachuga trilineata GRAY 1869
Kachuga fusca GRAY 1870
Batagur iravadica ANDERSON 1878 (?)
Kachuga trivittata — BOULENGER 1889
Kachuga trivittata — KING & BURKE 1989
Kachuga trivittata — OBST 2003: 17
Batagur trivittata — LE et al. 2007 
DistributionMyanmar (= Burma) (Irrawaddy and Salween river systems), China (Yunnan) ?

Type locality: "Bengale" (in error).  
TypesSyntypes: MNHN-RA 7889 and 7892 (although not indicated as types in catalog) 
CommentConservation: This is one of the most endangered turtle species according to a 2003 assessment by the IUCN.

Synonymy: partly after RHODIN et al. 2010.

Habitat: freshwater (Rivers and tributaries, estuaries) 
  • Bour, R. 2008. Global diversity of turtles (Chelonii; Reptilia) in freshwater. Hydrobiologia 595:593–598 - get paper here
  • Bourret, R. 1941. Les tortues de l'Indochine. Institut Océanographique l'Indochine 38:1-235
  • Duméril, A.M.C., and G. Bibron. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 p. - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Le, Minh; William P. McCord and John B. Iverson 2007. On the paraphyly of the genus Kachuga (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 45: 398-404 - get paper here
  • Platt, S G; Lwin, T; Win, M M; Platt, K; Reh, B; Haislip, N A & Rainwater, T R; 2019. Batagur trivittata (Burmese Roofed Turtle) Sexual size dimorphism. Herpetological Review 50 (3): 553-555 - get paper here
  • Platt, S. G., et al. 2017. Batagur trivittata (Burmese Roofed Turtle) Nesting site and substrate. Herpetological Review 48 (2): 420-422 - get paper here
  • Platt, S.G., Lwin, T., Win, M.M., Platt, K. & Rainwater, T.R. 2017. Batagur trivittata (Burmese Roofed Turtle) Description and phenology of sexual dichromatism. Herpetological Review 48 (3): 616-618. - get paper here
  • PLATT, STEVEN G.; TINT LWIN, MYO MIN WIN, KALYAR PLATT, NATHAN A. HAISLIP, PETER PAUL VAN DIJK, THOMAS R. RAINWATER 2020. First description of neonate Batagur trivittata (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Zootaxa 4821 (2): 394–400 - 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
  • Theobald, William 1868. Catalogue of the reptiles of British Birma, embracing the provinces of Pegu, Martaban, and Tenasserim; with descriptions of new or little-known species. Zool. J. Linnean Soc. 10: 4-67. - get paper here
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