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Indian flapshelled turtle

By MSA 2005 Map showing lakes, ponds, rivers habitats in Pakistan, India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka


Taxonomy:

Class Reptilia
Order: Chelonia
Family: Trionychidae
Genus and species: Lissemys punctata
This turtle’s shell does not flap open. Its name comes from two flaps that extend from the rear of the shell’s bottom. The flaps protect the turtle’s thighs.


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