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Oldham's leaf turtle

Thai: เต่าห้วยท้องดำ, dtao huai thong damm

Binomial name: Cyclemys oldhamii, John Edward Gray, 1863

Oldham's leaf turtle (Cyclemys oldhamii ) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae.

Etymology

Both the specific name, oldhamii, and the common name, Oldham's leaf turtle, are in honor of English plant collector Richard Oldham (1837-1864).

Geographic range

C. oldhamii is found in Bangladesh, in the terai of India, in Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, W Borneo, Sumatra and Java. In addition, Cyclemys oldhami shanensis - sometimes considered a distinct species due to its shell pattern, oft described as looking similar to aged meat - occurs from central Myanmar to Thailand and Cambodia. The type locality was originally given as "Mergui and Siam", and restricted to Mergui by Smith (1931).

Hybrid

A case of hybridization between a male Cyclemys (oldhamii) shanensis and a female Chinese stripe-necked turtle has been described.

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Scientific classification

Kingdom
Animalia
Phylum
Chordata
Class
Reptilia
Order
Testudines
Family
Geoemydidae
Genus
Cyclemys
Species
Cyclemys oldhamii

Common names

  • German:
    • Oldhams Dornrandschildkröte
    • Indochinesische Dornschildkröte
  • English:
    • Oldham’s leaf turtle
    • Dark-throated leaf turtle
    • Stripeneck leaf turtle
  • Thai:
    • เต่าห้วยท้องดำ, dtao huai thong damm
    • เต่าใบไม้พม่า, dtao bai mai Phamaa

Synonyms

  • Cyclemys cf. oldhami, Daniel Jastrzębski et al. (2013)
  • Cyclemys oldhami tcheponensis, Uwe Fritz et al. (2009)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, Uwe Fritz et al. (2009)
  • Cyclemys shanensis, Maik Schilde (2004)
  • Cyclemys shanensis tcheponensis, Emil Hans Willi Hennig (2004)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, Edgar Lehr & Rohan Holloway (2003)
  • Cyclemys tcheponensis, Thomas Ziegler (2002)
  • Cyclemys shanensis, Daniela Guicking et al. (2002)
  • Geoemyda tcheponensis, Uwe Fritz et al. (1999)
  • Cyclemys tiannamensis, Indraneil Das (1991)
  • Cyclemys tiannanensis, Kou (1989)
  • Geoemyda tcheponensis, René Léon Bourret (1939)
  • Geomyda tcheponensis, René Léon Bourret (1939)
  • Cyclemys dhor shanensis, Nelson Annandale (1918)
  • Cyclemys shanensis tcheponensis, Nelson Annandale (1918)
  • Cylcemys dhor shanensis, Nelson Annandale (1918)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, John Edward Gray (1864)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1864)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, John Edward Gray (1863)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Cyclemys oldhamii

Cyclemys oldhamii

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Cyclemys oldhamii

Cyclemys oldhamii

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Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)

Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)

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Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)

Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)

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Cyclemys oldhamii

Cyclemys oldhamii

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Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)

Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)

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Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)

Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)

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Cyclemys oldhamii distribution map

Cyclemys oldhamii distribution map

Public Domain Dedication

Range map of Cyclemys oldhamii in Thailand

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

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