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Nilssonia nigricans (Black Soft-shelled Turtle, Bostami Turtle)

Synonyms: Aspideretes nigricans; Gymnopus duvaucelii; Trionyx hurum; Trionyx nigricans; Tyrse gangetica

Wikipedia Abstract

The black softshell turtle or Bostami turtle (Nilssonia nigricans, previously placed in genus Aspideretes) is a species of freshwater turtle found in India (Assam) and Bangladesh (Chittagong and Sylhet). It was long believed to be inbred individuals of the Ganges softshell turtle (A. gangeticus or N. gangeticus) or the Indian peacock softshell turtle (A. hurum or N. hurum), but while it is a close relative of the latter, it is a distinct species.
View Wikipedia Record: Nilssonia nigricans

Endangered Species

Status: Extinct in the wild
View IUCN Record: Nilssonia nigricans


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Mizoram-Manipur-Kachin rain forests Myanmar, India, Bangladesh Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam Yes


India (Assam), Bangladesh (Chittagong) Terra typica: "Tanks at Chittagong, Bengal" (=Bangladesh);

External References



Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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