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Batagur kachuga

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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
Synonym/s:
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
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:
Upgraded to Critically Endangered due to continuing disappearance over much of its range.
History:
1996 Endangered
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
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. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 17 April 2014.
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