The critically endangered Siebenrockiella leytensis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Siebenrockiella
Lindholm, 1929[1]
  • S. crassicollis (Gray, 1831)
  • S. leytensis (Taylor, 1920)

Bellia Gray, 1869

Siebenrockiella is a small genus of black marsh turtles. It used to be monotypic but now has two species with the addition of the Philippine forest turtle (moved from the genus Heosemys). The genus was originally erected in 1869 by John Edward Gray under the name Bellia, commemorating Thomas Bell,[2] but this name is a junior homonym of Bellia Milne-Edwards, 1848, a crustacean genus.[3] The replacement name, Siebenrockiella, was published in 1929 by Wassili Adolfovitch Lindholm, and commemorates Friedrich Siebenrock.[4]



  1. "Siebenrockiella Lindholm, 1929". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  2. Małgosia Nowak-Kemp & Uwe Fritz (2010). "Chelonian type specimens at the Oxford University Museum" (PDF). Zootaxa. 2604: 1–19.
  3. "Siebenrockiella (black marsh turtles)". EMYSystem. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
  4. Peter Uetz, Jakob Hallermann & Jiri Hosek. "Siebenrockiella crassicollis (Gray, 1831)". The Reptile Database. Retrieved July 29, 2011.
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