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Taxonomy of the genus Lissemys Biodiversity of the family Trionychidae

Bibliography of the genus
Lissemys (South Asian Flapshell Turtles)

(Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae)

Note: In order to limit redundancy, relevant literature indexed in the related bibliographies in the left column may not have been included in this page. For a comprehensive search of literature, these bibliographies should therefore also be consulted.

Lissemys in general

Das, I. 1988. Turtles of Kaziranga National Park. Hamadryad 13(1): 32.

Khan, M.S. 2015. Status and distribution of freshwater turtles in Pakistan. Bulletin of the Chicago Herpetological Society 50(4): 51-53.

McCann, C. 1940. A reptile and amphibian miscellany. I-II. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 41: 742-764.

McCord, W.P.; Joseph-Ouni, M. 2003. Chelonian illustrations. 6. Flapshell and giant Asian softshell turtles. Reptilia (GB) 26: 59-64.

Praschag, P.; Stuckas, H.; Paeckert, M.; Maran, J.; Fritz, U. 2011. Mitochondrial DNA sequences suggest a revised taxonomy of Asian flapshell turtles (Lissemys Smith, 1931) and the validity of previously unrecognized taxa (Testudines: Trionychidae). Vertebrate Zoology 61(1): 147-160.

Rust, H.T. 1939. Interessante Schildkröten. VII. Die indischen Klappenweichschildkröten. Wochenschrift für Aquarien- und Terrarienkunde (Braunschweig) 36: 311-312.

Lissemys ceylonensis

Silva, A. de 2016. Note on the aestivation of Lissemys ceylonensis (Gray, 1856) in Sri Lanka. Radiata (English edition) 25(1): 28-29.

Webb, R.G. 1995. The date of publication of Gray's Catalogue of shield Reptiles. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 1(4): 322-323.

Lissemys punctata

Abeysekera, T.S.; Mayadunne, M.D.I.P.K.; Chalalochani, H.M.N.; Liyanage, P.L.C.L. 2005. The soft shell turtle Lissemys punctata punctata (Reptilia: Trionychidae). Lyriocephalus 6(1-2): 339-340.

Agarwal, A.K. 1987. Observations on the sexual dimorphism in Indian freshwater tortoise Lissemys punctata punctata. Geobios (Jodhpur) 14(6): 277-280.

Ansari, N.U. 2006. Studies on the Anatomy of Turtle - Lissemys punctata granosa. Yash Publications, Delhi. 68 pp.

Auffenberg, W. 1981. Behaviour of Lissemys punctata (Reptilia, Testudinata, Trionychidae) in a drying lake in Rajasthan, India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 78(3): 487-493.

Azam, M.M.; Fakhri, M.S.; Saifullah 2005. Some observations on the distribution and abundance of freshwater turtles in the River Indus. Records Zoological Survey of Pakistan 16: 46-51.

Baqai, I.U.; Siddiqui, P.A. 1980. Wild life and natural ecological environment in the Indus Delta. Final technical report. Department of Zoology, University of Karachi, Karachi. 45 pp.

Bhupathy, S. 1989. Morphometry of the Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata andersoni). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 86(2): 252.

Bhupathy, S. 2009. Status, distribution and ecology of the Indian Flapshell Turtle, Lissemys punctata. ENVIS Bulletin Wildlife and Protected Areas 12(1): 10.

Bhupathy, S.; Buhlmann, K.A. 2010. Le Trionyx a clapets de l'inde Lissemys punctata (Bonnaterre, 1789). Cheloniens 18: 24-28.

Bhupathy, S.; Vijayan, V. 1995. Aestivation of turtles in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur with special reference to Lissemys punctata (Reptilia: Trionychidae). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 91(3) [1994]: 398-402.

Bhupathy, S.; Vijayan, V.S. 1993. Aspects of the feeding ecology of Lissemys punctata (Testudines: Trionychidae) in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, India. Hamadryad 18: 13-16.

Bhupathy, S.; Webb, R.G.; Praschag, P. 2014. Lissemys punctata (Bonnaterre 1789) – Indian Flapshell Turtle. Chelonian Research Monographs 5(76): 1-12.

Biswas, S.; Acharjyo, L.N. 1977. Notes on the ecology and biology of some reptiles occurring in and around Nandankanan Biological Park, Orissa. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 73(1-4): 95-109.

Budde, H. 1963. Trionyx punctatus granosus (Schöpff) im Aquarium. DATZ (Die Aquarien- und Terrarien-Zeitschrift) 16: 211-213.

Chandavar, V.R.; Naik, P.R. 2010. Seasonal variation in thyroid activity of turtle Lissemys punctata with respect to annual cycle of reproduction. Journal of Applied and Natural Science 2(2): 194-199.

Chandraratne, R.M.M. 1998. Some reptile bones from the Gedige Excavation in 1985, the Citadel of Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. Lyriocephalus 3(2): 7-15.

Chandrasekhar, S. 1994. A report on a collection of reptiles of Pudukottai District, Tamil Nadu. Geobios New Reports 13(2): 89-93.

Chaudhuri, A.; Dutta, A.; Purkayastha, J. 2017. Herpetoculture notes: Lissemys punctata vittata (Indian Flapshell Turtle). Incubation. Herpetological Review 48(2): 375-376.

Chaudhuri, A.; Purkayastha, J. 2015. Natural history notes: Lissemys punctata vittata (Indian Flapshell Turtle). Clutch size. Herpetological Review 46(1): 83.

Chowdhary, S.K.; Sharma, J.P.; Srivastava, J.B. 1988. Limnological studies of Jammu ponds. pp. 73-78. In: Nath, S. (ed.). Recent advances in fish ecology, limnology and eco-conservation. Creative Publishers, New Delhi. 176 pp.

D'Abreu, E.A. 1928. An albino turtle. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 32(3): 608.

Das, D.; Saikia, P.K. 2007. Present status of soft shell turtles (family: Trionychidae) in Barpeta and its surrounding areas, Barpeta, Assam. Reptile RAP 8: 3-4.

Das, I. 1988. Turtles of Kaziranga National Park. Hamadryad 13(1): 32.

Das, I. 1997. Kachuga sylhetensis recorded from northern Bengal, with notes on turtles of Gorumara National Park, eastern India. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 2(4): 616-617.

Das, K.C.; Gupta, A. 2011. Site records of softshell turtles (Chelonia: Trionychidae) from Barak Valley, Assam, northeastern India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 3(4): 1722-1726.

Datta, A. 1998. Records of turtles from Pakhui Wildlife Sanctuary, Arunachal Pradesh, northeast India. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 95(1): 121-123.

Datta, M.K. 2012. Natural availability and trade of Testudines in Tripura (India). Environment and Ecology (Kalyani) 30(4A): 1449-1451.

Duda, P.L.; Gupta, V.K. 1977. A kyphotic individual of Lissemys punctata punctata (Bonnaterre). Herpetological Review 8(4): 119-120.

Duda, P.L.; Gupta, V.K. 1978. Intra-abdominal retention of eggs by the soft-shelled turtle Lissemys punctata punctata (Bonnaterre) (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae). Herpetological Review 9(2): 46.

Duda, P.L.; Gupta, V.K. 1981. Courtship and mating behaviour of the Indian soft shell turtle, Lissemys punctata punctata. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences Animal Sciences 90(4): 453-461.

Durgadevi, R.; Aravind, K.M.; Ammu, K.; Devakumar, S. 2013. A preliminary study on surfacing-diving dynamics of three aquatic reptiles (Cerberus rynchops, Melanochelys trijuga, Lissemys punctata) in captivity. Cobra (Chennai) 7(2): 17-22.

Frazier, J. 1989. Report on the chelonians of Gir Wildlife Sanctuary. Hamadryad 14(1): 3-5.

George, M.J. 1987. Cannibalistic behaviour of freshwater turtles in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 83(3) [1986]: 670-671.

Gramentz, D. 2009. Anmerkungen zu Lissemys punctata auf Sri Lanka. Radiata 18(2): 2-15.

Gramentz, D. 2011. Lissemys punctata: the Indian flap-shelled turtle. Edition Chimaira, Frankfurt am Main. 278 pp.

Hasan, S.I. 1941. The shell and the mechanism of its closure in the Indian pond terrapin, Lissemys punctata punctata (Bonnaterre). Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences 14B(3): 235-249.

Hasan, S.I. 1945. The shell and the mechanism of its closure in the Indian pond terrapin, Lissemys punctata. Proceedings of the Indian Academy of Sciences (B) 14 [1941]: 235-245.

Hayat, T. 1995. Seasonal changes in the testes of the green river turtle Lissemys punctata. Sarhad Journal of Agriculture 11(4): 541-545.

Hossain, L.; Sarker, M.S.U. 1999. Albino spotted flap-shell turtle (Lissemys punctata) in Bangladesh. Tigerpaper (Bangkok) 26(2): 14.

Hossain, M.L.; Sarker, S.; Sarker, N.J. 2010. Breeding biology aspects of Spotted Flapshell Turtle, Lissemys punctata (Lacepede 1788), in Bangladesh. Saudi Journal of Biological Sciences 17(1): 5-12.

Jadhav, T.D.; Sawant, N.S.; Shyama, S.K. 2018. Diversity and distribution of freshwater turtles (Reptilia: Testudines) in Goa, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa 10(9): 12194-12202.

Javed, S.; Hanfee, F. 1995. Freshwater turtles of Dudhwa National Park and their conservation. Hamadryad 20: 21-26.

Jayathangaraj, M.G.; John, M.C. 1999. Chemical immobilization and haematological sampling in an Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata). Zoos' Print Journal 14(7): 70-71.

John, G.M. 1988. Freshwater turtle Lissemys punctata (family Trionychidae) with missing limbs in Keoladeo National Park, Bharatpur, Rajasthan. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 85(2): 436-437.

Kayani, S.B.; Anwar, M.; Ashfaq, M.; Hussain, I.; Tariq, M. 2015. Morphometric studies of the fresh water turtles from Rawalpindi Islambabad region of Pakistan. Journal of Biodiversity and Environmental Sciences 6(5): 228-233.

Khajuria, H.; Agrawal, H.P. 1981. Studies on wildlife of Narbada Valley - part 2. Reptilia. Records of the Zoological Survey of India 78(1-4): 21-36.

Khan, S.I.; Akonda, A.W.; Naher, H. 2008. Breeding of spotted flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata andersoni). Bangladesh Journal of Zoology 36(2): 237-244.

Krishnakumar, K.; Raghavan, R.; Pereira, B. 2009. Protected on paper, hunted in wetlands: exploitation and trade of freshwater turtles (Melanochelys trijuga coronata and Lissemys punctata punctata) in Punnamada, Kerala, India. Tropical Conservation Science 2(3): 363-373.

Lavania, R.K. 1989. Biostatistical studies on the relative sizes of the visceral organs in Indian pond turtle, Lissemys punctata punctata. Geobios New Reports 8(1): 59-63.

Lindholm, W.A. 1929. Die wissenschaftlichen Namen einiger Reptilien und Batrachier. Zoologischer Anzeiger 85(3-4): 76-80.

Mahmood, T.; Siddiq, M.K.; Rais, M.; Nadeem, M.S. 2012. Distribution and relative abundance of freshwater turtles in Korang River Islamabad-Rawalpindi, Pakistan. Pakistan Journal of Zoology 44(3): 889-893.

Majupuria, T. 1959. The chelonian type of genitalia of the pond turtle, Lissemys punctata (Bonnaterre). Proceedings Indian Sci. Congr. 46(3): 410.

Manlius, N. 1996. Organisation de la ceinture pectorale et du membre anterieur de la tortue luth Dermochelys coriacea Vandelli, 1761 (Chelonia, Dermochelyidae) et comparison avec quatre autre especes de cheloniens. Bulletin de la Societe Herpetologique de France 73-74 [1995]: 1-18.

Mishra, S.B. 1986. Observations on the nesting of two soft-shell turtles, Chambal River, Uttar Pradesh. Hamadryad 11(1-2): 15-16.

Mishra, S.B. 1987. Observations on freshwater turtle egg predation. Hamadryad 12(1): 12.

Mishra, S.B.; Narain, S.; Chauhan, R. 1996. Study of some fresh water turtles of Panchnada. Journal of Nature Conservation 8(2): 121-133.

Nath, I.; Samantara, S.; Bhuyan, C.; Ranabijuli, S. 2011. Rescue and rehabilitation of an Indian Mud Turtle Lissemys punctata poisoned with bleaching powder. Reptile Rap 11: 16-18.

Patil, S.; Kulkarni, P.P. 2000. Record of fresh water turtle Lissemys punctata (Lacepede) Reptilia, Chelonia, Trionychidae from Tadoba Andhari Tiger Reserve, Maharshtra [Maharashtra]. Cobra (Chennai) 41: 8-9.

Prabu, D.L.; Kavitha, M. 2015. Freshwater Indian Flapshell Turtle: a menace in freshwater aquaculture ponds of Andhra Pradesh, India. World Aquaculture 46(2): 60-63.

Premkishore, G.; Chandran, M.R. 1996. Nesting studies of two freshwater turtles (Lissemys punctata punctata and Melanochelys trijuga trijuga) of Tamil Nadu, India, in the context of their conservation. Annales des Sciences Naturelles Zoologie et Biologie Animale 17(3): 99-104.

Raghuwanshi, A. 1977. Seasonal changes in the testes and ductus epididymis of the turtle, Lissemys punctata granosa (Sohoepff). Bioresearch (Ujjain) 1(1-2): 73-74.

Rufus-K., C. 2009. Record of albino Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) from Adyar wetland, south India. Cobra (Chennai) 3(2): 10-11.

Sagnik, D. 2011. An unusual case of moulting in an Indian Flap-shell Turtle Lissemys punctata (Lacepede, 1788). Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 108(2): 134-135.

Saha, B.K. 1986. Exploitation of reptiles & amphibians in the Sunderbans, West Bengal. Hamadryad 11(1-2): 36.

Sahi, D.N.; Duda, P.L.; Verma, A.K. 1999. Preliminary observations on the ecology of the freshwater soft-shell turtles (Family: Trionychidae) of J & K State. Advances in Fish and Wildlife Ecology and Biology 2: 170-173.

Sarkar, S.; Mukherjee, A.; Sarkar, N.K. 1990. Some observations on the behaviour of the juveniles of the fresh-water tortoise, Lissemys punctata punctata Bonnoterre (family: Trionychidae). Journal of Bengal Natural History Society 9(1): 56-62.

Sarkar, S.; Sarkar, N.K.; Maiti, B.R. 1995. Histological and functional changes of oviductal endometrium during seasonal reproductive cycle of the soft-shelled turtle, Lissemys punctata punctata. Journal of Morphology 224(1): 1-14.

Sarker, S.U.; Husain, L. 1995. Population, eco-biological status, captive propagation and conservation problems of Lissemys punctata in Bangladesh. pp. 43-46. In: Devaux, B. (ed.). International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. France - Gonfaron - Tortoise Village - 6th to 10th of July 1995. Proceedings. Editions SOPTOM, Gonfaron, France. 344 pp.

Schaefer, C. 2006. Haltung und Nachzucht von Lissemys punctata (Bonnaterre, 1789) (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae: Cyclanorbinae). Sauria (Berlin) 28(4): 39-44.

Schaefer, C. 2008. Haltung und Nachzucht der Indischen Klappen-Weichschildkröte (Lissemys punctata punctata). Marginata 19: 22-30.

Sengupta, S.; Baruah, M.; Baruah, M.; Choudhury, N.K. 1998. Report on turtles of Pabitora wildlife sanctuary. Journal of Nature Conservation 10(2): 209-210.

Sharma, S.K. 2008. Presence of southern flap-shelled turtle Lissemys punctata granosa (Schöpff) in Southern Rajasthan. Cobra (Chennai) 2(2): 22-23.

Shrestha, T.K. 1995. New survival of rare chelonian in the altered habitats of Himalayan rivers of Nepal. pp. 52-56. In: Devaux, B. (ed.). International Congress of Chelonian Conservation. France - Gonfaron - Tortoise Village - 6th to 10th of July 1995. Proceedings. Editions SOPTOM, Gonfaron, France. 344 pp.

Singh, D.P. 1977. Annual sexual rhythm in relation to environmental factors in a tropical pond turtle, Lissemys punctata granosa. Herpetologica 33(2): 190-194.

Sivasubramanian, C.; Bhupathy, S. 1991. Indian flapshell turtle Lissemys punctata in the food of the adjutant stork Leptoptilos dubius. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 87(3) [1990]: 460.

Sundar, K.S.G. 2004. From a poacher's bag: patterns of exploitation of Lissemys punctata andersoni in Etawah, Uttar Pradesh, India. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 8: 18-19.

Sunita, P.; Sekhar, P.S.R.; Subba Rao, M.V. 2008. Distribution status and breeding biology of Indian starred tortoise (Geochelone elegans) and flap-shell turtle (Lissemys punctata) in north coastal region of Andhra Pradesh. Journal of Nature Conservation 20(2): 245-256.

Talukdar, S.K. 1981. Lissemys punctata punctata (Bonnaterre) (Testudines: Trionychidae): an addition to the chelonian fauna of the Brahmaputra drainage, Assam. Indian Journal of Zootomy 20(3) 1979[1981]: 181.

Thaker, M.; Vyas, R. 2014. Black-necked Stork Ephippiorhynchus asiaticus feeding on Indian flap-shell turtle Lissemys punctata. Indian Birds 9(4): 95-96.

Underwood, G. 1947. Reptiles of Cocanada. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 46(4): 613-028.

Vijaya, J. 1981. Breeding notes. Hamadryad 6(3): 10.

Vyas, R. 1997. An albino form of the Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata). Hamadryad 22(1): 62-63.

Vyas, R. 1997. Breeding data on Lissemys punctata from western India. Hamadryad 21 [1996]: 45-47.

Vyas, R.; Thaker, M. 2014. Notiz zu Fressfeinden von Lissemys punctata (Lacepede, 1788). Note on predators of Lissemys punctata (Lacepede, 1788). Sauria (Berlin) 36(1): 75-78.

Wang, R.; Rao, D.Q.; Wang, W.; Wu, S.F.; He, W.S. 1998. The karyotype of Lissemys punctata punctata (Bonnaterre). (In Chinese). Zoological Research 19(1): 95-96.

Webb, R.G. 1980. The identity of Testudo punctata Lacepede, 1788 (Testudines, Trionychidae). Bulletin du Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle Section A Zoologie Biologie et Ecologie Animales 2(2): 547-557.

Webb, R.G. 1982. Taxonomic notes concerning the trionychid turtle Lissemys punctata (Lacepede). Amphibia-Reptilia 3(2-3): 179-184.

Wermuth, H. 1956. Versuch der Deutung einiger bisher übersehener Schildkröten-Namen. Zoologische Beiträge 2: 399-423.

Yadav, M.R. 1990. Reproductive potential of Indian tropical pond turtle (Lissemys punctator granosa (Schöpff)). Indian Journal of Forestry 12(4): 276-279.

Yadava, M.R.; Prasad, B. 1982. Observations on the breeding biology of Indian tropical pond turtle, Lissemys punctata granosa (Schöpff). Indian Journal of Zootomy 23(1): 51-56.

Yong, K. 1990. On two species of softshell turtles native to Singapore, including a note on Lissemys punctata (Lacepede, 1788) (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae). Raffles Bulletin of Zoology 38(1): 27-30.

Zaheer, K.M.; Safi, A.; Farina, F.; Ghalib, S.A.; Hashmi, M.U.A.; Khan, I.S.; Siddiqui, S.; Zehra, A.; Hussain, B. 2015. An evaluation of distribution, status and abundance of freshwater turtles in the selected areas of Sindh and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces of Pakistan. Canadian Journal of Pure and Applied Sciences 9(1): 3201-3219.

Lissemys scutata

Peters, U. 1987. Wir stellen vor: fünf Schildkröten von drei Erdteilen. Aquarium (Minden) 212: 89-92.

Platt, S.G.; Khaing, S.T.; Win, K.K.; Kalyar 2001. 19. Distributional notes on the turtles of western Myanmar. Journal of the Bombay Natural History Society 98(1): 117-120.

Prokop, H.; Hojny, L. 2007. Lissemys scutata: long-term breeding of the Burmese flapshell turtle. Reptilia (GB) 55: 28-37.

Prokop, H.; Hojny, L. 2008. Perspektiven bei Haltung und Nachzucht der Birma -Klappenweichschildkröte (Lissemys scutata). Reptilia (D) 12(68): 34-43.

Thirakhupt, K.; Dijk, P.P. van 1994. Species diversity and conservation of turtles of western Thailand. Natural History Bulletin of the Siam Society 42(2): 207-259.