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Geoemyda spengleri

Geoemyda spengleri (*)

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. spengleri

The Black-breasted leaf turtle(Geoemyda spengleri), Vietnamese leaf turtle or Black-breasted hill turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae). It is found in China and Vietnam.

It is sometimes kept as a pet. This species of turtle has a pronounced hook on its upper jaw, which it uses in climbing. Pet owners of this turtle should take care not to trim the hook.


* Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Geoemyda spengleri. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 29 July 2007.
* Wilke, Hartmut.Tortoises and Box Turtles. Barron's Educational Series, Inc. Hauppauge, NY, 1998.

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