Vijayachelys silvatica 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Geoemydidae

Scientific Name: Vijayachelys silvatica
Species Authority: (Henderson, 1912)
Common Name(s):
English Cane Turtle, Cochin Forest 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: 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:
1996 Endangered (EN)
1996 Endangered (EN)
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)
1988 Vulnerable (V)
1986 Indeterminate (I)
1982 Indeterminate (I)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Current Population Trend: Unknown
Additional data:

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. 2000. Vijayachelys silvatica. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000: e.T9038A12952577. . Downloaded on 24 November 2015.
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