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Nilssonia formosa

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES TRIONYCHIDAE

Scientific Name: Nilssonia formosa
Species Authority: (Gray, 1869)
Common Name(s):
English Burmese Peacock Softshell
Synonym(s):
Trionyx formosus Gray, 1869

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Endangered A1cd+2d, 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)
Justification:
Traded in some numbers in the East Asian food trade; uncommon to rare in the wild; not known to inhabit effectively protected areas; and life history is particularly sensitive to exploitation of adults.
History:
1996 Vulnerable

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Myanmar
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Freshwater

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This species is traded in some numbers in the East Asian food trade. It is uncommon to rare in the wild, not known to inhabit effectively protected areas, and has a life history particularly sensitive to exploitation of adults.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Hilton-Taylor, C. 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Changes to 1996 IUCN Red List Status of Asian Turtle Species. In: P.P. van Dijk, B.L. Stuart and A.G.J. Rhodin (eds). Asian Turtle Trade: Proceedings of a Workshop on Conservation and Trade of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia, pp.156-164. Chelonian Research Monographs 2. Chelonian Research Foundation, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA.


Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Nilssonia formosa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 21 August 2014.
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