Travancore tortoise (Indotestudo travancorica)
- 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.
The Travancore tortoise is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1)
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IUCN Red List (February, 2010)