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  Cyclemys dentata (Gray, 1831)
  Family Name : Geoemydidae

  Taxonomic Group : Vertebrates (Reptile)

  Common Names : Asian Leaf Terrapin

Asian Leaf Terrapin
  • Description
    • Description :
      Carapace oval. Sides of carapace convex when viewed from the top. Carapace blackish brown with five vertebral scutes, posterior margin serrated. Head and neck dark brown with orange lines. Hatchlings have a relatively flat carapace that are greyish brown covered in dense black spots.
  • Ecology, Habitat & Location
    • Ecological Notes :
      Inhabits forest streams where it seems to be nocturnally active and omnivorous.
      Habitats :
      Forest, Terrestrial
      Distribution :
      There are two recent records in Singapore: one from the Western Catchment Area in 2006, and the other from the Central Catchment Nature Reserve in 2007. Widely distributed in Southeast Asia.
      Nature Reserves :
      Central Catchment Nature Reserve
      Nature Areas :
      Western Catchment Area
  • Conservation
    • Trends & Threats :
      Habitat degradation. Illegal collecting.
      Scientific Interest & Potential Value :
      May be collected for food, or for the pet trade.
      Conservation Notes :
      Habitat protection, strict policing against illegal collections.
  • Status
    • Species Status :
      Conservation Status :
      Singapore Red Data Book 2008 status :
      Critically Endangered (CR)
  • References
    • Baker, N. & Lim, K. 2008. Wild animals of Singapore. Singapore: Draco Publishing and Distribution Pte Ltd. 180pp 
      Das, I. 2010. A field guide to the reptiles of South-east Asia. United Kingdom: New Holland Publishers (UK) Ltd. 376pp 
      Davison, G.W.H., Ng, P.K.L. & Ho, H.C (Eds.). 2008. The Singapore Red Data Book (2nd Edition). Singapore: Nature Society (Singapore). 285pp 

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