family Trionychidae


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Related to family Trionychidae: Spiny Softshell Turtle
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Noun1.family Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtlesfamily Trionychidae - soft-shelled turtles      
reptile family - a family of reptiles
pancake turtle, soft-shelled turtle - voracious aquatic turtle with a flat flexible shell covered by a leathery skin; can inflict painful bites
genus Trionyx, Trionyx - type genus of the Trionychidae
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The Chinese soft-shelled turtle, Pelodiscus sinensis, belongs to the class Reptilia, the order Testudiformes, and the family Trionychidae, and is native to China, Japan, Thailand, Russia, Vietnam, and Korea (Fritz et al., 2010; Lee et al., 2006).
Family Trionychidae.--The eastern spiny softshell turtle (Apalone spinifera, ISUVC #4108) was the only trionychid we found.