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Burmese peacock softshell

Binomial name: Nilssonia formosa, John Edward Gray, 1869

The Burmese peacock softshell turtle (Nilssonia formosa) is a species of softshell turtle in the Trionychidae family. It is considered to be the one of five species in the genus Nilssonia

Geogrphical region

The Burmese peacock softshell is found in Burma and possibly Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Trionychidae
Genus
Nilssonia
Species
Nilssonia formosa

Common names

  • English: Burmese soft-shelled turtle

Synonyms

  • Nilssonia formosa, Peter Praschag et al. (2007)
  • Nilssonia formosa, Gerald Kuchling et al. (2004)
  • Trionix formosus, Enrique Richard (1999)
  • Trionyx formosanus, Jenkins (1995)
  • Trionyx fomosus, Jerzy Gosławski & Adam Hryniewicz (1993)
  • Nilssonia formosa, Carl Henry Ernst & Thomas Barbour (1989)
  • Trionyx formosus, David Alderton (1988)
  • Amyda formosa, Robert Mertens, Lorenz Müller & Rust (1934)
  • Trionyx grayi, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1931)
  • Amyda formosus, R. Mell (1929)
  • Trionyx formosa, H. Gadow (1923)
  • Isola formosa, Oliver Perry Hay (1904)
  • Aspidonectes formosus, Georg Baur (1893)
  • Trionyx formosus, George Albert Boulenger (1889)
  • Trionyx grayii, William Theobald (1875)
  • Isola peguensis, John Edward Gray (1873)
  • Nilssonia formosa, John Edward Gray (1872)
  • Trionyx peguensis, John Edward Gray (1870)
  • Trionyx formosus, John Edward Gray (1869)

Conservation status

Endangered (IUCN2.3)

Endangered (IUCN2.3)

Photos

Burmese peacock softshell (nilssonia formosa)

Range Map

Range map of Nilssonia formosa in Thailand