Cyclemys gemeli FRITZ, GUICKING, AUER, SOMMER, WINK & HUNDSDÖRFER, 2008
Can you confirm these amateur observations of Cyclemys gemeli?
|Higher Taxa||Geoemydidae (Geoemydinae), Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)|
|Synonym||Cyclemys gemeli FRITZ, GUICKING, AUER, SOMMER, WINK & HUNDSDÖRFER 2008|
Cyclemys gameli – DAS et al. 2009 (in error)
Cyclemys gemeli — TTWG 2014: 377
|Distribution||NE India (Assam), Bhutan, Nepal|
Type locality: street from Tezpur to Arunachal Pradesh, 5 km to border of Arunachal Pradesh, Jia Bhoroli River Region, Assam, India.
|Types||Holotype: NMW 37153, Naturhistorisches Museum Vienna (NHMW), coll. R. Gemel 7 November 2003, incomplete bony shell of adult, sex unknown).|
|Diagnosis||Diagnosis. Adult: Dark coloured, resembling the other dark-bellied Cyclemys species but carapace elongated to rectangular and crown of the head uniform brown, not lighter coloured than temporal region. Hatchling: Unknown. For maximum size and comparison with diagnostic characters of other species, see Table 3 in Fritz et al. 2008.|
|Comment||Habitat: freshwater (Rivers, swamps)|
|Etymology||The species is named in honour of the collector of the holotype, Richard Gemel (Vienna), in recognition of his work in the Herpetological Collection of the Natural History Museum Vienna.|
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