Travancore tortoise

The Travancore tortoise is classified as Endangered (EN), considered to be facing a very high risk of extinction in the wild.

Travancore Tortoise Indotestudo travancorica is a species of tortoise found in the Western Ghats of India. References - * Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (2000). Indotestudo travancorica. 2006. More

and Travancore Tortoise is a species of tortoise found on the Indonesian isle of Sulawesi (=Celebes). Indotestudo travancorica is found in the Western Ghats of India and has been considered as a synonym of I. More

FEATURES : The Travancore Tortoise lacks a nuchal scute, has a somewhat less elongated carapace than the Elongated Tortoise and its interpectoral seam is shorter than the interhumeral. Its usual colouration is brownish. Both tortoises should be treated in the same way. Hibernation should be avoided. More

Common names

Baning Sulawesi in Indonesian - Bahasa Indonesia
Celebes tortoise in English - English
Forsten's tortoise in English - English
Tortue de tranvancore in French - français
Tortue des celèbes in French - français
Tortuga marrón de la india in Spanish - español
travancore tortoise in English - English
Travancore Tortoise, Forsten’s Tortoise in English - English
セレベスリクガメ in Japanese - 日本語

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-Jiří Bukovský -Author: Jiří Bukovský
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Order : Testudines
Family : Testudinidae
Genus : Indotestudo
Species : Indotestudo forstenii
Authority : SCHLEGEL & M