Check List 16(3): 571-577, doi: 10.15560/16.3.571
First record of Western Black-Bridged Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys atripons Iverson & McCord, 1997 (Testudines, Geoemydidae), in Vietnam
expand article infoLuan Thanh Nguyen, Ngon Quang Lam§, Jack Carney|, Thang Tai Nguyen|, Ha Van Hoang, Timothy E. M. Mccormack|, Sang Nguyen#
‡ Indo-Myanmar Conservation, Hanoi, Vietnam§ Can Tho City Union of Science and Technology Associations, Can Tho City, Vietnam, Can Tho, Vietnam| Asian Turtle Program – Indo-Myanmar Conservation, Hanoi, Vietnam¶ AsiTurtle Program – Indo-Myanmar Conservation, Hanoi, Vietnam# Institute of Tropical Biology, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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We report the distribution of the Western Black-bridged Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys atripons Iverson & McCord, 1997, from Vietnam for the first time. This species was recorded on Phu Quoc Island, Kien Giang Province, southern Vietnam based on morphological and molecular evidence. This record extends the distribution of this species approximately 100 km east of the previously recorded location in Kok Kong, Cambodia. This discovery raises the recorded number of species of genus Cyclemys in Vietnam to three: C. atripons, C. oldhamii Gray, 1863, and C. pulchristriata Fritz, Gaulke & Lehr, 1997.
Freshwater turtle, Indochina, Mekong delta, Phu Quoc Island, range extension