Batagur (genus)

(Batagur affinis) from a gazetted conservation site at Kuala Berang, Terengganu, Malaysia.
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae[1]
Genus: Batagur
Gray, 1856[1]
  • Tetraonyx - Gray, 1830
  • Tetronyx - Lesson, 1832
  • Kachuga - Gray, 1856
  • Batagurella - Gray 1869
  • Dongoka - Gray, 1869
  • Callagur - Gray, 1870
  • Cantorella - Gray, 1870

Batagur is a genus of large turtles from South and Southeast Asia. All members of the genus are seriously threatened. With a recent merger with members from two other genera,[2] this genus has six described species.[1]



  1. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 Rhodin, Anders G. J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley & Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). "Turtles of the World, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status" (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 5: 000.187–000.188. doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v4.2011. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22.
  2. Praschag, Peter; Hundsdörfer, Anna K.; and Fritz, Uwe (2007); Phylogeny and taxonomy of endangered South and South-east Asian freshwater turtles elucidated by mtDNA sequence variation (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Kachuga, Pangshura); Zoologica Scripta, 36, 429-442
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