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Heosemys annandalii

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Heosemys annandalii
Species Authority: (Boulenger in Annandale & Robinson, 1903)
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-headed Temple Turtle
Synonym(s):
Cyclemys annandalii Boulenger in Annandale & Robinson, 1903
Hieremys annandalii (Boulenger in Annandale & Robinson,1903)
Taxonomic Notes: Appeared on IUCN Red Lists prior to 2007 under the generic name Hieremys.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Asian Turtle Trade Working Group
Reviewer(s): Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority)
Justification:
Considered Endangered due to trade exploitation in Cambodia, Lao and Viet Nam; present status in Thailand is poorly known, likely Vulnerable or Endangered (though not listed in 1997 OEPP Red List); population in Malaysia is marginal and very small.
History:
1996 Vulnerable
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Cambodia; Malaysia; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Semi-aquatic
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): It is threatened due to trade exploitation in Cambodia, Lao and Viet Nam. Habitat loss remains a contributing factor throughout its range.

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Heosemys annandalii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 01 August 2014.
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