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Cladus: Eukaryota
Supergroup: Opisthokonta
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Cladus: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Classis: Reptilia
Subclassis: Anapsida
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea
Familia: Geoemydidae
Subfamilia: Geoemydinae
Genus: Geoemyda
Species: G. japonica - G. silvatica - G. spengleri


Geoemyda Gray, 1834

Vernacular Names
Deutsch: Zacken-Erdschildkröten
English: Black-breasted Leaf Turtles
日本語: ヤマガメ属

Geoemyda is a genus of freshwater turtles in the family Geoemydidae (formerly Bataguridae). It contains the following species :

* Ryukyu Black-breasted Leaf Turtle, Geoemyda japonica
* Black-breasted Hill Turtle, Geoemyda spengleri

Geoemyda was used as a "wastebin taxon" in former times, uniting a number of distinct lineages of forest turtles from East and Southeast Asia. These are now regarded as distinct and placed in the genera Heosemys, Hieremys (often placed in Heosemys), Leucocephalon, Melanochelys, Siebenrockiella (including Panayanemys) and Vijayachelys.

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