Melanochelys tricarinata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Melanochelys tricarinata
Species Authority: (Blyth, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Tricarinate Hill Turtle, Three-keeled Land Tortoise, Three-keeled Land Turtle
French Emyde Indienne à trois carènes, Géoémyde tricarénée, Tortue tricarénée
Spanish Galápago Terrestre
Chaibassia theobaldi Anderson, 1879
Geoemyda tricarinata Blyth, 1856

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable B1+2c ver 2.3
Year Published: 2016
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)
Although Endangered in Bangladesh and Nepal, this species is only considered Vulnerable in India, the main range state.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bangladesh; India
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Fully terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2016. Melanochelys tricarinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T13038A97373241. . Downloaded on 27 October 2016.
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