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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

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland.

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. Cuora amboinensis. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 April 2014.
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