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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
family...........Testudinidae (Tortoises)
subfamily.......Testudininae ()
genus...............Indotestudo (Asian Tortoises)
species..............Indotestudo elongata (Elongated Tortoise)
Original Description
Blyth 1853 : 639
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.
Type Locality
"Hab. Arakan" [Burma]
Original name
Indotestudo elongata
Common Name
Elongated Tortoise
Northern India and Nepal to Guangxi, China (PRC) and Malaya (Malaysia)
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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