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Melanochelys tricarinata

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
ANIMALIA CHORDATA REPTILIA TESTUDINES GEOEMYDIDAE

Scientific Name: Melanochelys tricarinata
Species Authority: (Blyth, 1856)
Common Name(s):
English Three-keeled Land Tortoise, Three-keeled Land Turtle, Tricarinate Hill Turtle
French Emyde Indienne À Trois Carènes, Géoémyde Tricarénée, Tortue Tricarénée
Spanish Galápago Terrestre
Synonym(s):
Chaibassia theobaldi Anderson, 1879
Geoemyda tricarinata Blyth, 1856

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable 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:
Although Endangered in Bangladesh and Nepal, this species is only considered Vulnerable in India, the main range state.
History:
1996 Vulnerable (Baillie and Groombridge 1996)
1996 Vulnerable
1994 Indeterminate (Groombridge 1994)
1990 Indeterminate (IUCN 1990)
1988 Indeterminate (IUCN Conservation Monitoring Centre 1988)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries:
Native:
Bangladesh; India
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Habitat and Ecology: Fully terrestrial
Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Asian Turtle Trade Working Group 2000. Melanochelys tricarinata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 19 December 2014.
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