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Vijayachelys silvatica

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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 Cane Turtle, Cochin Forest Cane Turtle, Kavalai Forest Turtle
Synonym(s):
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
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)
History:
1996 Endangered
1996 Endangered
1994 Vulnerable (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Vulnerable (IUCN 1990)
1988 Vulnerable (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)
1986 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1986)

Geographic Range [top]

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

Population Trend: Unknown

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. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 20 August 2014.
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