New Turtle Species, Found Sold as Food in Thailand Markets

Main report: A new Snail-eating Turtle of the genus Malayemys Lindholm, 1931 (Geoemydidae) from Thailand and Laos
(Taprobanica)
Other Reporting: Species New to Science
Scientific Paper: Taprobanica   
New Taxa: Malayemys isan
Categories: New Species | Reptiles
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Newly described is a snail-eating turtle, Malayemys isan sp. nov. (Geoemydidae), from the Mekong River Basin in northeastern Thailand (Nong Bua Lamphu, Nong Khai and Udon Thani provinces) and the adjacent Vientiane area in Laos.  The new species is readily distinguishable from others by its stripes.

Taprobanic. The AsianJournal of Biodiversity. March 2016

Taprobanic. The AsianJournal of Biodiversity. March 2016

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