Malayan flat-shelled turtle

Malayan flat-shelled turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Geoemydidae
Genus: Notochelys
Gray, 1863
Species: N. platynota
Binomial name
Notochelys platynota
(Gray, 1834)
  • Emys platynota Gray, 1834
  • Emys platynotha Gray, 1835 (ex errore)
  • Cyclemys platynota Gray, 1856
  • Notochelys platynota Gray, 1863
  • Cyclemys giebelii Hubrecht, 1881
  • Cistudo bankanensis Bleeker, 1889 (nomen nudum)
  • Notochelys platysnota Nutaphand, 1979 (ex errore)

The Malayan flat-shelled turtle (Notochelys platynota) is a species of turtle found in Southeast Asia.


Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Java, Borneo, Bangka), Vietnam, Singapore. Type locality: "in India Orientali", later restricted to "Sumatra; Singapore" by Gray (1863:177).


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