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Rafetus swinhoei (Swinhoe’s Soft-shelled Turtle; Shanghai softshell turtle; Swinhoe’s Soft-shelled Turtle)

Synonyms: Oscaria swinhoei; Oscaria swinhoei rafetus; Rafetus leloii; Rafetus swinhoe; Rafetus vietnamensis; Trionyx swinhoei; Trionyx swinhonis

Wikipedia Abstract

The Hoàn Kiếm turtle (Rafetus leloii) is a controversial taxon of turtle from Southeast Asia, with one known living specimen in Hoàn Kiếm Lake in Hanoi, Vietnam. This individual is affectionately known as Cụ Rùa, meaning “great grandfather turtle” in Vietnamese. Although some Vietnamese scientists insist that the leloii is a distinct species from the Yangtze giant softshell turtle Rafetus swinhoei, most authorities classify it as synonymous with the latter species.
View Wikipedia Record: Rafetus swinhoei

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Rafetus swinhoei

Attributes

Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Changjiang Plain evergreen forests China Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Kharkiv Zoo
Nagyerdei Kultúrpark KHT.
Silver Springs Park

Distribution

S China, Vietnam ? Terra typica: Shanghai, People's Republic of China.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access