EMYSystem Species Page: Indotestudo elongata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Indotestudo (Asian Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Indotestudo elongata (Elongated Tortoise)
range of species Indotestudo elongata
approximate range
Original Description Blyth 1853 : 639
Type Locality "Hab. Arakan" [Burma]
Holotype Possibly in the Indian Museum, Calcutta according to Bourret 1941:189; may be ZSI 799 from "Arakan" according to Crumly pers. comm.; syntypes are ZSI 796, ZSI 798, and ZSI 800, according to Das pers. comm.
Original name Indotestudo elongata
Common name Elongated Tortoise
Distribution Northern India and Nepal to Guangxi, China (PRC) and Malaya (Malaysia)
Comments Reviewed by Smith (1931; as Testudo elongata), Pope (1935; as Testudo elongata), Bourret (1941; as Testudo elongata), Taylor (1970; as Testudo elongata), Biswas et al. (1978), Tikader and Sharma (1985; as Geochelone elongata), Moll (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989), and Das (1991). Ross and Crumly (1983) discuss the distribution in northern India.
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