The southernmost distribution of the Eastern Black-bridged Leaf Turtle, <em>Cyclemys pulchristriata</em> Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr, 1997 (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae), in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
Check List 14(6): 1007-1011, doi: 10.15560/14.6.1007
The southernmost distribution of the Eastern Black-bridged Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys pulchristriata Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr, 1997 (Reptilia, Testudines, Geoemydidae), in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, Vietnam
expand article infoLuan Thanh Nguyen, Vu Dang Hoang Nguyen§, Sang Ngoc Nguyen§
‡ Asian Turtle Program - Indo-Myanmar Conservation, Ha Noi, Vietnam§ Institute of Tropical Biology, Vietnam Academy of Science and Technology, Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam
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Abstract
We report the southernmost distribution of Eastern Black-bridged Leaf Turtle Cyclemys pulchristriata Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr, 1997, in an isolated mountain in Ba Ria–Vung Tau Province, southern Vietnam based on morphological and molecular data of a wild juvenile captured in the wild. This record extends the distribution of this species about 150 km south of previous records and 600 km from its type locality.
Keywords
Fresh water turtle, Mount Dinh, range extension, Vietnam