Sulawesi forest turtle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Superfamily: Testudinoidea
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Leucocephalon
McCord, Iverson, Spinks & Shaffer, 2000
L. yuwonoi
Binomial name
Leucocephalon yuwonoi
(McCord, Iverson & Boeadi, 1995)
  • Geoemyda yuwonoi
    McCord, Iverson & Boeadi, 1995
  • Heosemys yuwonoi
    — Fritz & Obst, 1996
  • Leucocephalon yuwonoi
    — McCord, Iverson, Spinks & Shaffer, 2000
  • Notochelys yuwonoi
    — Artner, 2008
  • Leucocephalon yuwonoi
    TTWG, 2014

The Sulawesi forest turtle (Leucocephalon yuwonoi) is a critically endangered species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. The species is monotypic within the genus Leucocephalon.[2] It is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia.


The specific name, yuwonoi, is in honor of Indonesian herpetologist Frank Bambang Yuwono (born 1958).[4]


The preferred natural habitats of L. yuwonoi are freshwater swamps and rivers.[1][3]


As of 2016 The Riverview Zoo in Peterborough, Ontario, had managed to hatch two Sulawesi forest turtles.[5]

See also


  1. ^ a b Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Leucocephalon yuwonoi (errata version published in 2016)". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T40761A97369570. Downloaded on 26 January 2021.
  2. ^ a b Fritz, Uwe; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 226–227. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ a b Species Leucocephalon yuwonoi at The Reptile Database
  4. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Leucocephalon yuwonoi, p. 292).
  5. ^ "A Sulawesi Forest Turtle Hatched at Riverview Park & Zoo".

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