First confirmed report of Assam Leaf Turtle, Cyclemys gemeli Fritz et al., 2008 (Testudines: Testudinoida: Geoemydidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India


  • Zoological Survey of India, North Eastern Regional Centre, Risa Colony, Shillong – 793001, Meghalaya
  • Zoological Survey of India, Arunachal Pradesh Regional Centre, Senki Valley, Itanagar – 791113, Arunachal Pradesh



Arunachal Pradesh, Cyclemys gemeli, Eastern Himalaya, New Record, Papumpare


The distribution of the Assam leaf turtle, Cyclemys gemeli in Arunachal Pradesh was not certain for lack of any tangible report. The occurrence of the species in this Himalayan state based on incidental collection of two individuals, one juvenile and one adult from a swampy area from the backyard of Zoological Survey of India campus at Itanagar in the Itanagar Wildlife Sanctuary, Papumpare district, Arunachal Pradesh is reported herein. Brief diagnostic characters are also provided based on the observed individuals.


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Sinha, B., & Prosad Nath, K. (2022). First confirmed report of Assam Leaf Turtle, <i>Cyclemys gemeli</i> Fritz <i>et al</i>., 2008 (Testudines: Testudinoida: Geoemydidae) from Arunachal Pradesh, India. Records of the Zoological Survey of India, 122(1), 97–100.



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