Burmese roofed turtle

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Burmese roofed turtle
Batagur trivittata.jpg
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]
  • 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 one of six species of turtle in the genus Batagur of the Geoemydidae family.[1] It is endemic to Myanmar, but was believed to be extinct until rediscovered in 2002.[3] It remains very rare in the wild (only 5 females are known to exist in the wild), but a conservation project has been successful and several hundred are now kept in the Yadanabon Zoological Gardens in Mandalay and a turtle conservation center in Lawkananda Park, Bagan.[3][4]

An individual was seen in 2007 in Qingping Market in Guangzhou, China.[5]


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  2. ^ Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 226. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) 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. ^ Wildlife Conservation Society. (2017, April 11). Egg hunt: Scientists discover eggs of one of world's most endangered turtles. ScienceDaily. Retrieved April 24, 2017 from www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2017/04/170411125936.htm
  5. ^ 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)