Geoemyda spengleri, photographed by Jan Ševčík.

Belongs within: Testudinoidae.

Geoemyda (leaf turtles) is a genus of freshwater turtles found in eastern Asia.

Characters (from Rooij 1915): Head covered with smooth skin, undivided. Alveolar surfaces narrow, without median ridge; choanae between the eyes. Neural plates hexagonal, short-sided behind or alternately tetragonal and octagonal. Plastron united to the carapace by suture. Digits with or without a short web; five claws on the fore limb, four on the hind limb. Tail very short.

    |--G. punctularia Daudin 1802 M54
    |    |--G. p. punctularia [incl. G. bellii Gray 1863, G. dorsualis Spix 1824] M54
    |    |--G. p. diademata Mertens 1954 M54
    |    |--G. p. lunata Gray 1873 [incl. G. ventricosa Gray 1873] M54
    |    |--G. p. melanosterna Gray 1861 M54
    |    `--G. p. nasuta Boulenger 1902 M54
    |--G. pulcherrima [incl. G. callocephalus Gray 1863] M54
    |--G. spengleri CP03
    |    |--G. s. spengleri I92
    |    `--G. s. japonica Fan 1931 I92
    |--G. sylvatica CP03
    |--G. tricarinata [=Vicoria tricarinata] USDI77
    `--G. yuwonoi CP03

*Type species of generic name indicated


[CP03] Claude, J., E. Paradis, H. Tong & J.-C. Auffray. 2003. A geometric morphometric assessment of the effects of environment and cladogenesis on the evolution of the turtle shell. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 79: 485-501.

[I92] Iwahashi, J. (ed.) 1992. Reddo Deeta Animaruzu: a pictorial of Japanese fauna facing extinction. JICC: Tokyo.

[M54] Mertens, R. 1954. Zur Kenntnis der Schildkrötenfauna Venezuelas. Senckenbergiana Biologica 35: 3-7.

Rooij, N. de. 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian archipelago. E. J. Brill: Leiden.

[USDI77] USDI (United States Department of the Interior). 1977. Endangered and threatened wildlife and plants - republication of list of species. Federal Register 42: 36420-36431.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Markup Key:
- <b>bold</b> = bold
- <i>italic</i> = italic
- <a href="">FoS</a> = FoS