Travancore tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica)

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Travancore tortoise
IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable VULNERABLE

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  • A forest dwelling species, the Travancore tortoise is endemic to the mountains of the Western Ghats in southwest India.
  • The Travancore tortoise has an omnivorous diet, feeding mainly on plants but occasionally eating some animal matter.
  • The Travancore tortoise lays between one and five eggs per clutch.
  • Once considered synonymous with Forsten's tortoise, the Travancore tortoise has since been resurrected as a separate species.
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Travancore tortoise description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyTestudinidae
GenusIndotestudo (1)

Information on the Travancore tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica) is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

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Travancore tortoise status

The Travancore tortoise is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1)

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (February, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Travancore tortoise  
Travancore tortoise

© Harikrishnan S. / Wildlife Institute of India (www.wii.gov.in)

Harikrishnan S
http://www.wii.gov.in

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