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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Geoemydidae
Subfamilia: Geoemydinae
Genus: Batagur
Species: B. affinis – B. baska – B. borneoensis – B. dhongoka – B. kachuga – B. trivittata

Batagur Gray, 1855

Tetraonyx Gray 1830:19 (10:7) (junior homonym)
Tetronyx Lesson 1832:pl.7 (nomen oblitum)
Batagur Gray 1856:35
Kachuga Gray 1856:35
Batagurella Gray 1869:200
Dongoka Gray 1869:202
Dhongoka Gray 1870:57 (nomen novum)
Callagur Gray 1870:53
Cantorella Gray 1870:58
Cachuga Lydekker 1889:123 (nomen novum)


Praschag, P.; Holloway, R.; Georges, A.; Päckert, M.; Hundsdörfer, A.K.; Fritz, U. 2009: A new subspecies of Batagur affinis (Cantor, 1847), one of the world’s most critically endangered chelonians (Testudines: Geoemydidae). Zootaxa, 2233: 57–68. Abstract & excerpt PDF
Turtle Taxonomy Working Group (van Dijk, P.P., Iverson, J.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., Shaffer, H.B. & Bour, R.) 2014. Turtles of the world, 7th edition: annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution with maps, and conservation status. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(7):000.329–479 Reference page.

Vernacular names
Deutsch: Batagur-Flussschildkröte
English: River Terrapin
ไทย: เต่าปากแม่น้ำ
Batagur is a genus of large turtles from South and Southeast Asia. All members of the genus are seriously threatened. With a recent merger with members from two other genera,[2] this genus has six described species.[1]

Batagur affinis[1] – southern river terrapin
Batagur baska[1] – northern river terrapin
Batagur borneoensis[1] – painted terrapin (formerly in Callagur)
Batagur dhongoka[1] – three-striped roofed turtle (formerly in Kachuga)
Batagur kachuga[1] – red-crowned roofed turtle (formerly in Kachuga)
Batagur trivittata[1] – Burmese roofed turtle (formerly in Kachuga)


Rhodin, Anders G. J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley & Roger, Bour (2011-12-31). Turtles of the World, 2011 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status (PDF). Chelonian Research Monographs. 5. pp. 000.187–000.188. doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v4.2011. ISBN 978-0965354097. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-01-22.
Praschag, Peter; Hundsdörfer, Anna K.; and Fritz, Uwe (2007); Phylogeny and taxonomy of endangered South and South-east Asian freshwater turtles elucidated by mtDNA sequence variation (Testudines: Geoemydidae: Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Kachuga, Pangshura); Zoologica Scripta, 36, 429-442

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