Batagur kachuga 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Batagur kachuga
Species Authority: (Gray, 1831)
Common Name(s):
English Bengal Roof Turtle, Red-crowned Roofed Turtle
Emys kachuga Gray, 1831
Emys lineata Gray, 1831 [nomen oblitum]
Kachuga kachuga (Gray, 1831)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
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)
Upgraded to Critically Endangered due to continuing disappearance over much of its range.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Endangered (EN)
1994 Indeterminate (I)
1990 Indeterminate (I)
1988 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India; Nepal
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Deep flowing rivers with terrestrial nest sites.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Batagur kachuga. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T10949A3229147. . Downloaded on 02 December 2015.
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