Sulawesi forest turtle

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Sulawesi forest turtle
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Geoemydidae
Subfamily: Geoemydinae
Genus: Leucocephalon
McCord, Iverson, Spinks and Shaffer, 2000
Species:
L. yuwonoi
Binomial name
Leucocephalon yuwonoi
(McCord, Iverson & Boeadi, 1995)
Synonyms[2]
  • Geoemyda yuwonoi McCord, Iverson & Boeadi, 1995
  • Heosemys yuwonoi Fritz & Obst, 1996
  • Leucocephalon yuwonoi McCord, Iverson, Spinks & Shaffer, 2000

The Sulawesi forest turtle (Leucocephalon yuwonoi) is a critically endangered species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. It is monotypic within the genus Leucocephalon.[2] It is endemic to Sulawesi in Indonesia.

Conservation[edit]

The Riverview Zoo in Peterborough, Ontario [3] has currently managed to hatch two forest turtles as of 2016.

See also[edit]

  • Forsten's tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) – another threatened turtle endemic to Sulawesi, Indonesia.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). "Leucocephalon yuwonoi". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2000: e.T40761A97369570. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T40761A10363014.en. Retrieved 15 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 226–227. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012.
  3. ^ http://www.ptbocanada.com/journal/2016/11/14/a-sulawesi-forest-turtle-hatched-at-riverview-park-zoo