Species of Thailand

Asian leaf turtle

Cyclemys dentata, John Edward Gray, 1831

The Asian leaf turtle (Cyclemys dentata) is a species of turtle found in Southeast Asia. They are quite common in the pet trade; their carapaces resemble that of a Cuora amboinensis hybrid.

Feeding

It is an omnivorous species that will feed upon vegetation, fish, insects, worms, and carrion.

Behavior

The Asian leaf turtle will squirt its digestive system contents when it feels threatened.

Size

Asian leaf turtles can grow 6 to 9.5 inches (15 to 24 cm) long and 4.5 to 6.5 inches in width.

Distribution

The turtle can be found in North India, North-east India (Manipur), Bangladesh, Myanmar (Burma), Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bali), Philippines (Palawan: Calamian Islands etc.), and China.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Geoemydidae
Genus
Cyclemys
Species
Cyclemys dentata

Common names

  • German: Dornrandschildkröte
  • English:
    • Asian eaf turtle
    • Brown stream terrapin

Synonyms

  • Cyclemys entate sic, Zhou & Li (2007)
  • Cyclemys dentate, Zhou (2006)
  • Cyclemys dentata, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Cyclemys dentata, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Cyclemys dentata dentata, Franck Bonin, Bernard Devaux & Alain Dupre (1996)
  • Cyclemys dentata, Ye Xiangkui (1994)
  • Cyclemys ovala, Edward Harrison Taylor (1970)
  • Cyclemis dentata, Goode (1967)
  • Cyclemys belli, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Cistudo diardi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)

Conservation status

(IUCN2.3)

- LR/nt -

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Cyclemys dentata

Range Map

Distribution map of Asian leaf turtle, Cyclemys dentata in Thailand
  • Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Narathiwat Province
  • Phu Khiao Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Cyclemys dentata in Thailand