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Cuora amboinensis

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Cuora amboinensis
Species Authority: (Riche in Daudin, 1801)
Common Name(s):
English South Asian Box Turtle, Southeast Asian Box Turtle
Synonym(s):
Testudo amboinensis Riche in Daudin, 1801

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1d+2d ver 2.3
Year Published: 2000
Date Assessed: 2000-06-30
Annotations:
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)
Justification:
Considered Endangered in Bangladesh, Cambodia, Lao, Viet Nam; Vulnerable in India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand (not listed by OEPP 1997); no information available for Myanmar; presumed stable in Singapore (small population).

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; Cambodia; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Myanmar; Thailand; Viet Nam
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Juveniles fully aquatic (marshes, swamps, ponds, pools, rice paddies); adults semi-aqautic.
Systems: Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Cuora amboinensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 22 November 2014.
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