Batagur baska 

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Language: English

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Batagur baska (Gray, 1830)
Common Name(s):
English Northern River Terrapin, Batagur, Common Batagur, Four-toed Terrapin, River Terrapin
French Batagur Malais
Spanish Galápago Batagur
Emys baska Gray, 1830

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)
Considered Endangered in peninsular Malaysia and Indonesia; Critically Endangered in Bangladesh and India because the subpopulations are all very small and declining. It is Extinct in the Wild in Thailand (considered CR in OEPP 1997). There are no recent data and it is therefore presumed to be Extinct in Myanmar, Viet Nam and Singapore.
Previously published Red List assessments:

Geographic Range [top]

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

Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:Terrestrial nest sites (sandbars and riverbanks). Also tidal areas of large river estuaries.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): Illegally exported from Indonesia and traded in substantial numbers in China despite a CITES I listing. It occurs in small populations over its range.

Errata [top]

Errata reason: An errata assessment is required to generate a revised PDF without the range map which had been included in error; no range map was available when this assessment was originally published.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Batagur baska (errata version published in 2016). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T2614A97331162. . Downloaded on 18 September 2018.
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