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Trionychidae (softshell turtles)

Wikipedia Abstract

The Trionychidae are a taxonomic family of a number of turtle genera commonly known as softshells. They are also sometimes called pancake turtles (although they are distinct from the pancake tortoise). Softshells include some of the world's largest freshwater turtles, though many can adapt to living in highly brackish areas. Members of this family occur in Africa, Asia, and North America. North American members of genus Trionyx were fairly recently (1987) assigned the resurrected genus name Apalone by Meylan, though they are still listed semicorrectly as Trionyx in some texts.
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Amyda (Asiatic softshell turtles) (2)
Apalone (North American softshell turtles) (3)
Chitra (narrow-headed softshell turtle) (3)   (2)
Cyclanorbis (Sub-Saharan flapshell turtles) (2)   (1)
Cycloderma (Central African flapshell turtles) (2)   (1)
Dogania (Malayan softshell turtles) (1)
Lissemys (Indian flapshell turtles) (3)
Nilssonia (Burmese peacock softshell turtles) (5)   (2)
Palea (wattle-necked softshell turtle) (1)   (1)
Pelochelys (Asian giant softshell turtles) (3)   (1)
Pelodiscus (Chinese softshell turtle) (4)
Rafetus (bicallosite softshell turtles) (2)   (2)
Trionyx (African softshell turtles and softshell turtles) (1)

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