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Malayan snail-eating turtle

Malayemys macrocephala, John Edward Gray, 1859

(In Thai: เต่านา, dtao naa)

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


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

Malayemys macrocephala

Common names

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


  • 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)
  • Geoclemys macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1859)
  • Geoclemmys macrocephala, John Edward Gray (1859)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)


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Malayemys macrocephala (dorsal)
Malayemys macrocephala (ventral)

Range Map

Distribution map of Malayan snail-eating turtle, Malayemys macrocephala in Thailand
  • Ban Lat District, Phetchaburi
  • Bang Pa In District, Phra Nakhon Si Ayutthaya
  • Bangkok Province
  • Cha-Am District, Phetchaburi
  • Chang Klang District, Nakhon Si Thammarat
  • Hua Hin District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • 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
  • Phra Pradaeng District, Samut Prakan
  • Phuket Province
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
  • That Phanom District, Nakhon Phanom
Range map of Malayemys macrocephala in Thailand