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Reptiles of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Nutaphand's narrow-headed softshell turtle

Thai: ตะพาบม่านลาย, tapaab maan lai

Binomial name: Chitra chitra, Wirot Nutphand, 1986

The Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle (Chitra chitra) is a large species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. This softshell turtle can reach a carapace length of 4.9 ft (1.5 m).

It is found in Indonesia, possibly Malaysia, and Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Trionychidae
Genus
Chitra
Species
Chitra chitra

Common names

  • German: Kurzkopf-Weichschildkröte
  • English:
    • Nutaphand's narrow-headed softshell turtle
    • Java narrow-headed softshell turtle
    • Striped narrow-headed softshell turtle
    • Asian narrow-headed softshell turtle
  • Thai: ตะพาบม่านลาย, tapaab maan lai

Subspecies

  • Chitra chitra chitra, Wirot Nutaphand, 1986

  • Chitra chitra javanensis, William Patrick McCord & Peter Charles Howard Pritchard, 2002

Synonyms

  • Chitra chitra, Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (TTWG) (2012)
  • Chitra chitra chitra, Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (TTWG) (2012)
  • Chitra chitra javanensis, Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (TTWG) (2012)
  • Chitra chitra chitra, William Patrick McCord & Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (2003)
  • Chitra chitra javanensis, William Patrick McCord & Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (2003)
  • Chitra chitra javaensis, Harald Artner (2003)
  • Chitra chitra javanica, Djoko Tjahjono Iskandar & Mumpuni (2003)
  • Chitra chitra javanensis, William Patrick McCord & Mehdi Joseph-Ouni (2003)
  • Chitra chitra chitra, William Patrick McCord & Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (2002)
  • Chitra chitra javanensis, William Patrick McCord & Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (2002)
  • Chitra chitra javanica, Djoko Tjahjono Iskandar & Mumpuni (2002)
  • Chitra chitra, Djoko Tjahjono Iskandar (2000)
  • Chitra chitra, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Chitra chitra, Wirot Nutaphand (1986)
  • Chitra chitra chitra, Wirot Nutaphand (1986)
  • Trionyx indica, Edward Harrison Taylor (1970)
  • Pelochelys bibroni, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Pelochelys poljakowii, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Pelochelys cantorii, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Pelochelys cumingii, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Chitra indica, Salomon Müller (1923)
  • Chitra selenkae, Jaekel (1911)
  • Pelochelys cantoris sic, George Albert Boulenger (1889)
  • Pelochelys bibronii, George Albert Boulenger (1889)
  • Chitra indica var. sic cumingi, Oskar Boettger (1886)
  • Pelochelys cantorii, John Edward Gray (1864)
  • Pelochelys cumingii, John Edward Gray (1864)
  • Gymnopus indicus, Theodore Edward Cantor (1847)
  • Chitra indica, John Edward Gray (1844)
  • Testudo chitra, Francis Buchanan-Hamilton (1831)
  • Trionyx indicus, John Edward Gray (1831)
  • Testudo chitra, John Edward Gray (1831)
  • Testudo membranacea, John Edward Gray (1831)
  • Trionyx aegyptiacus var. Indicus , John Edward Gray (1831)

Conservation status

Critically Endangered (IUCN2.3)

Critically Endangered (IUCN2.3)

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Range map of Chitra chitra in Thailand

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