Vijayachelys silvatica 

Scope: Global

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Vijayachelys silvatica
Species Authority: (Henderson, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, Cane Turtle, Kavalai Forest Turtle
Geoemyda silvatica Henderson, 1912
Heosemys silvatica (Henderson, 1912)
Taxonomic Notes: Appeared in IUCN Red Lists prior to 2007 under the generic names Geoemyda and Heosemys.

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered 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)
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Geographic Range [top]

Range Description:Geoemyda silvatica is endemic to the Western Ghats area of India.
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Population [top]

Current Population Trend:Unknown
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology:This omnivorous, freshwater species is found on the floor of evergreen forest.
Systems:Terrestrial; Freshwater

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2016. Vijayachelys silvatica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T9038A97378369. . Downloaded on 22 October 2016.
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