Pelodiscus sinensis,
Chinese softshell turtle
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Trionychinae
Genus: Pelodiscus
Fitzinger, 1835[1]

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Pelodiscus is a genus of turtles in the family Trionychidae, the softshells.[1] Genetic analysis suggests that there are currently four valid species known to science.[2] They are native to Asia.


Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Pelodiscus.


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