Genus Geochelone

Star Tortoise - Carapace very convex, dorsal shields often forming humps; lateral margins nearly vertical; posterior margin somewhat expanded and strongly serrated; no nuchal; supracaudal undivided, incurved in the male; shields strongly striated concentrically; first vertebral longer than broad, the others broader than long, third at least as broad as the corresponding costal.


Burmese star tortoise - This tortoise can easily be distinguished from the more common Indian Star Tortoise by comparing the plastrons of the two species.

Order : Testudines
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Geochelone