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Malayan snail-eating turtle

Thai: เต่านา, dtao naa

Binomial name: Malayemys macrocephala, John Edward Gray, 1859

The Malayan snail-eating turtle (Malayemys macrocephala) is a species of turtle in Malayemys genus of the Geoemydidae family.

Distribution

The Malayan snail-eating turtle is found in the Cambodia, Myanmar, west Malaysia and Thailand (coastal southeastern and central of Chao Phraya and Mae Klong basins).

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Geoemydidae
Genus
Malayemys
Species
Malayemys macrocephala

Common names

  • English: Malayan snail-eating turtle
  • Thai: เต่านา, dtao naa

Synonyms

  • Malayemys macrocephala, Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (TTWG) (2014)
  • Malayemys macrocephala, Timothy R. Brophy (2004)
  • Geoclemys macrocephala, René Léon Bourret (1941)
  • Damonia macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1869)
  • Emys macrocephala, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Clemmys macrocephala, Alexander Strauch (1862)
  • Geoclemys macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1860)
  • Geoclemmys macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1859)
  • Geoclemys macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1859)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Malayemys macrocephala

Malayemys macrocephala

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Malayemys macrocephala

Malayemys macrocephala

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Malayemys macrocephala

Malayemys macrocephala

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Malayemys macrocephala (dorsal)

Malayemys macrocephala (dorsal)

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Malayemys macrocephala (ventral)

Malayemys macrocephala (ventral)

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Distribution map of Malayan snail-eating turtle, Malayemys macrocephala in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan District, Phetchaburi
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Kathu District, Phuket
  • Kham Thale So District, Nakhon Ratchasima
  • Khao Yai Da
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Ko Chang District, Trat
  • Mae Poen District, Nakhon Sawan
  • Mae Rim District, Chiang Mai
  • Mueang Phetchaburi District, Phetchaburi
  • Mueang Rayong District, Rayong
  • Nong Phai District, Phetchabun
  • Nong Ya Plong District, Phetchaburi
  • Phuket Province
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi

Range map of Malayemys macrocephala in Thailand

Important note; our range maps are based on limited data we have collected. The data is not necessarily accurate or complete.

Special thanks to Ton Smits, Parinya Pawangkhanant, Ian Dugdale and many others for their contribution for range data.

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