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Hardella thurjii (Brahminy River Turtle; Crowned River Turtle; Crowned river turtle)

Synonyms: Emys flavonigra; Emys thurjii; Hardella indi; Hardella thurgi; Kachuga oldhami

Wikipedia Abstract

The Brahminy river turtle or Crowned river turtle (Hardella thurjii) is a species of turtle found in northern India, Pakistan, and Bangladesh. It belongs to the monotypic genus, Hardella.
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Hardella thurjii indi (Synonym of Hardella thurjii, Crowned river turtle)
Hardella thurjii thurjii (Synonym of Hardella thurjii, Crowned river turtle)


Maximum Longevity [1]  18 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Northwestern thorn scrub forests India, Pakistan Indo-Malayan Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Orissa semi-evergreen forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Sundarbans freshwater swamp forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Terai-Duar savanna and grasslands Bhutan, India, Nepal Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical grasslands, savannas, and shrublands
Upper Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
National Chambal Sanctuary IV   Madhya Pradesh, India

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No


Parasitized by 
Cucullanus hardellus <Unverified Name>[2]
Encyclobrephus robustum <Unverified Name>[2]
Falcaustra stewarti <Unverified Name>[2]
Glossimetra hardelli <Unverified Name>[2]
Neoallassostoma lobata <Unverified Name>[2]
Paratractis indica <Unverified Name>[2]
Plasmiorchis bengalensis <Unverified Name>[2]
Plasmiorchis hardelli <Unverified Name>[2]
Plasmiorchis orientalis <Unverified Name>[2]
Plasmiorchis sanguina <Unverified Name>[2]
Polystomoides stewarti <Unverified Name>[2]
Pseudochiorchis stunkardi <Unverified Name>[2]
Schizamphistomoides fotedari <Unverified Name>[2]
Schizamphistomoides indica <Unverified Name>[2]
Schizamphistomoides prescotti <Unverified Name>[2]
Schizamphistomoides thapari <Unverified Name>[2]
Stunkardia dilymphosa <Unverified Name>[2]
Stunkardia stunkardi <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis bharatii <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis guptai <Unverified Name>[2]
Telorchis stunkardi <Unverified Name>[2]
Tremarhynchus hardelli <Unverified Name>[2]
Tremarhynchus pakistanicus <Unverified Name>[2]
Tremarhynchus qadrii <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Madras Crocodile Bank Trust


N India, Bangladesh (watersheds of the Ganges, Brahmaputra, and Indus rivers), Pakistan Terra typica: "India".;



Species recognized by Uetz P., , The Reptile Database in Catalog of Life 2011
Attributes / relations provided by 1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access
Institution information provided by International Species Information System - May 2011