Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Manouria emys
Species Authority: (Schlegel & Müller, 1840)
Common Name(s):
English Asian Giant Tortoise, Asian Tortoise, Black Giant Tortoise, Burmese Brown Tortoise, Burmese Mountain Tortoise, Six-legged Tortoise
French Tortue Brune
Geochelone emys (Schlegel & Müller, 1840)
Manouria fusca Gray, 1854
Testudo emys Schlegel & Müller, 1840
Testudo nutapundi Reimann in Nutaphand, 1979
Testudo phayrei Blyth, 1853

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2cd 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)
Previously published Red List assessments:
1996 Vulnerable (VU)
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)
1986 Insufficiently Known (K)
1982 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
Range Map: Click here to open the map viewer and explore range.

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Manouria emys. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T12774A3380771. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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