Chitra (genus)

Chitra is a genus of turtles in the family Trionychidae.

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Skeleton of a Chitra chitra shell at the Museum für Naturkunde, Berlin
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Trionychidae
Subfamily: Trionychinae
Genus: Chitra
Gray, 1844[1]


Nota bene: A binomial authority in parentheses indicates that the species was originally described in a genus other than Chitra.


  1. ^ a b c d e f Rhodin 2010, p. 000.126
  • Gray JE (1844). Catalogue of the Tortoises, Crocodiles, and Amphisbænians, in the Collection of the British Museum. London: Trustees of the British Museum. (Edward Newman, printer). viii + 80 pp. (Chitra, new genus, p. 49).
  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Iverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2011-07-17. Retrieved 2010-12-15.