Manouria emys


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

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)
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Insufficiently Known (IUCN 1990)
1988 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Insufficiently Known (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

Bangladesh; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

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. Version 2014.3. <>. Downloaded on 23 May 2015.
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