Species of Thailand
Enigmatic leaf turtle
Thai: เต่าใบไม้มลายู, dtao bai mai Malayu
Binomial name: Cyclemys enigmatica, Uwe Fritz, Daniela Guicking, Robert S. Sommer, Michael Wink & Anna K. Hundsdörfer, 2008
Cyclemys enigmatica, tentatively dubbed as the enigmatic leaf turtle, is a species of Asian leaf turtle found in the Greater Sunda Islands.
In the enigmatic leaf turtle, the carapace is dark brown and slightly reddish, ovoid, and lacks patterns in adults. The plastron is dark brown to black with or without dense, black, radiating patterns. The head is tan to a light reddish-brown in color. The throat and neck are uniformly dark. The bridge is dark brown to black. Hatchlings lack head and neck stripes and have brownish, mottled plastrons.
Its geographic range overlaps with C. dentata. Found in Brunei (?), Malaysia, and Indonesia (Java, Kalimantan, Sumatra).
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This species is also found in South Thailand.
- Cyclemys enigmatica
- Thai: เต่าใบไม้มลายู, dtao bai mai Malayu
- Cyclemys enigmatica, Tanya Chan-Ard et al. (2015)
- Cyclemys enigmatica, Uwe Fritz, Daniela Guicking, Robert S. Sommer, Michael Wink & Anna K. Hundsdörfer (2009)
Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)
- Hala-Bala Wildlife Sanctuary
- Khao Sok National Park
Range map of Cyclemys enigmatica in Thailand
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