Burmese roofed turtle

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Burmese roofed turtle
Female
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Geoemydidae[1]
Genus: Batagur[1]
Species: B. trivittata
Binomial name
Batagur trivittata
(Duméril & Bibron, 1835)[1]
Synonyms[2]
  • Emys trivittata Duméril & Bibron, 1835
  • Batagur trivittata Theobald, 1868
  • Kachuga peguensis Gray, 1869
  • Kachuga trilineata Gray, 1869
  • Kachuga fusca Gray, 1870
  • Batagur iravadica Anderson, 1879
  • Clemmys iravadica Boettger, 1888
  • Kachuga trivittata Boulenger, 1889
  • Kachuga (Pangshura) trivitata Gurley, 2003 (ex errore)

The Burmese roofed turtle (Batagur trivittata) is a species of turtle in the Geoemydidae family.[1] It is endemic to Burma, but was believed to be extinct until rediscovered in 2002.[3] It remains very rare in the wild, but a conservation project has been successful and several hundred are now kept at the Yadanabon Zoological Gardens in Mandalay and a turtle conservation center in Lawkananda Park, Bagan.[3]

An individual was seen in 2007 in Qingping Market in Guangzhou, China.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Rhodin, Anders G.J.; van Dijk, Peter Paul; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (2010-12-14). "Turtles of the world, 2010 update: Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status". Chelonian Research Monographs 5: 000.107–000.108. Archived from the original on 2010-12-15. 
  2. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World". Vertebrate Zoology 57 (2): 226. ISSN 18640-5755. Archived from the original on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ a b Turtle Survival Alliance (8 April 2011). TSA Board Members Inspect the New Facilities in Myanmar. Accessed 27 March 2012.
  4. ^ Gerald Kuchling, China Market: Turtle market survey in China reveals disturbing number of Myanmar endemics and critically endangered species, Turtle Survival Alliance Magazine, 2007,[dead link] p. 8-9. (Includes a photo of the specimen)