Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Indotestudo travancorica
Species Authority: (Boulenger, 1907)
Common Name(s):
English Travancore Tortoise
Geochelone travancorica (Boulenger, 1907)
Testudo travancorica Boulenger, 1907
Taxonomic Notes: This species was originally described from the Western Ghats of India; more recently it was synonymized with I. forstenii but has since been resurrected as a full species (Pritchard 2000).

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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)
Previously published Red List assessments:
1986 Insufficiently Known (K)
1982 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Indotestudo travancorica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T39548A10247310. . Downloaded on 06 October 2015.
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