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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Testudines
Family  Geoemydidae
Higher classification  Geoemydidae
Phylum  Chordata
Superfamily  Testudinoidea
Scientific name  Malayemys
Rank  Genus
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Lower classifications  Mekong snail‑eating turtle, Malayan snail‑eating turtle

Malayemys macrocephala

Malayemys is a genus of turtles in the Geoemydidae family. It was considered monotypic until 2004, but as of 2010 consists of two species. It is found in several countries of Southeast Asia.


Malayemys Malayemys subtrijuga The Reptile Database

Malayemys subtrijuga malayan snail eater turtle eating some snail


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The genus description is attributed to Lindholm, 1931. Damonia was used by Gray in 1869, but is considered a junior homonym. It was considered monotypic until 2004. As of 2016, the genus consists of three species: Malayemys macrocephala, Malayemys subtrijuga and Malayemys khoratensis there is dispute that the name Malayemys isan may be available but does not meet the requirements of the ICZN Code.


Malayemys has a native distribution in Cambodia, Laos, Malaysia, Thailand, and Vietnam, and was introduced into Java, Indonesia.

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Malayemys Malayemys Gallery

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Malayemys Wikipedia