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Manouria impressa (GÜNTHER, 1882)

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Higher TaxaTestudinidae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles)
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Impressed Tortoise
G: Flache Hinterindische Landschildkröte
Chinese: 凹甲陆龟 
SynonymGeoemyda impressa GÜNTHER 1882
Geoemyda latinuchalis VAILLANT 1894
Testudo emys — BOULENGER 1889
Testudo pseudemys BOULENGER 1903: 144
Testudo impressa — SMITH 1922
Manouria impressa — OBST 1985
Geochelone (Manouria) impressa — ALDERTON 1988
Manouria impressa MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 459
Manouria impressa — COX et al. 1998: 132
Manouria impressa — NGUYEN et al. 2009 
DistributionIndia (Arunachal Pradesh), Myanmar (= Burma) (from the Karenni Hills southward), Laos,
Malaysia, Cambodia [HR 31: 111], China (Hunan, Hainan, Yunnan Provinces), Thailand, Vietnam

Type locality: Siam [= Thailand]  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1947.3.5.7. 
Diagnosis 
Comment 
References
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