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Species of Thailand

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.

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

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Photos

Malayemys macrocephala
Malayemys macrocephala
Malayemys macrocephala
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
  • 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
  • Phuket Province
  • Tha Mai District, Chanthaburi
  • Tha Yang District, Phetchaburi
Range map of Malayemys macrocephala in Thailand