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Turtles and tortoises of Thailand

Species of Thailand

Giant Asian pond turtle

In Thai: เต่าหวาย, dtao waay

Binomial name: Heosemys grandis, John Edward Gray, 1860

The giant Asian pond turtle (Heosemys grandis) inhabits rivers, streams, marshes, and rice paddies from estuarine lowlands to moderate altitudes (up to about 400 m) throughout Cambodia and Vietnam and in parts of Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar and Thailand.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Sauropsida
Order
Testudines
Family
Geoemydidae
Genus
Heosemys
Species
Heosemys grandis

Common names

  • German: Riesenerdschildkröte
  • English: Giant Asian pond turtle
  • Thai: เต่าหวาย, dtao waay

Synonyms

  • Heosemys grandis, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
  • Heosemys grandis, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
  • Heosemys grandis, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
  • Cyclemys grandis, W. Lorenz (1984)
  • Heosemys grandis, Leonhard Hess Stejneger (1902)
  • Geoemyda grandis, John Edward Gray (1873)
  • Clemmys grandis, Alexander Strauch (1862)
  • Geoemyda grandis, John Edward Gray (1860)

Conservation status

Vulnerable (IUCN2.3)

Vulnerable (IUCN2.3)

Photos

Heosemys grandis
Heosemys grandis (juvenile)
Heosemys grandis (plastron)
Heosemys grandis (carapace)

Range Map

Distribution map of Giant Asian pond turtle, Heosemys grandis in Thailand
Range map of Heosemys grandis in Thailand