Species of Thailand

Oldham's leaf turtle

Cyclemys oldhamii, John Edward Gray, 1863

(In Thai: เต่าห้วยท้องดำ, dtao huai thong damm)

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 mizoram, 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, Uwe Fritz et al. (2009)
  • Cyclemys oldhami tcheponensis, Uwe Fritz et al. (2009)
  • Cyclemys shanensis tcheponensis, Emil Hans Willi Hennig (2004)
  • Cyclemys shanensis, Maik Schilde (2004)
  • Cyclemys oldhami, Edgar Lehr & Rohan Holloway (2003)
  • Cyclemys shanensis, Daniela Guicking et al. (2002)
  • Cyclemys tcheponensis, Thomas Ziegler (2002)
  • Geoemyda tcheponensis, Uwe Fritz et al. (1999)
  • Cyclemys tiannamensis, Indraneil Das (1991)

Conservation status

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

Not Evaluated (IUCN2.3)

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Cyclemys oldhamii
Cyclemys oldhamii
Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)
Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)
Cyclemys oldhamii
Cyclemys oldhamii (dorsal)
Cyclemys oldhamii (ventral)
Cyclemys oldhamii range

Range Map

Distribution map of Oldham's leaf turtle, Cyclemys oldhamii in Thailand
  • Huai Kha Khaeng Wildlife Sanctuary
  • Kaeng Krachan National Park
  • Khao Yai National Park
  • Kui Buri District, Prachuap Khiri Khan
  • Kui Buri National Park
  • Mae Wong National Park
  • Nam Nao National Park
  • Pang Sida National Park
  • Takua Pa District, Phang Nga
  • Thung Yai Naresuan Wildlife Sanctuary
Range map of Cyclemys oldhamii in Thailand