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Black-breasted Leaf Turtle
Stavenn Geoemyda spengleri
Information
Common Name Vietnamese Leaf Turtle and Black-breasted Hill Turtle
Range China and Vietnam.
Scientific Classification
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Testudines
Family Geoemydidae
Genus Geoemyda
Species G. spengleri
Conservation Status
ENSpecies
Endangered

The Black-breasted leaf turtle (Geoemyda spengleri), Vietnamese leaf turtle or Black-breasted hill turtle is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae (formerly called Bataguridae). It is found in China and Vietnam. It has been recently discovered in Laos too.

Domestic Pet[]

It is sometimes kept as a pet. This species of turtle has a pronounced hook on its upper jaw, which it uses in climbing. Pet owners of this turtle should take care not to trim the hook.

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