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Batagur baska (Batagur; River Terrapin)


Wikipedia Abstract

The northern river terrapin (Batagur baska) is a species of riverine turtle native to Southeast Asia. It is classified Critically Endangered by the IUCN and considered exticnt in much of its former range.
View Wikipedia Record: Batagur baska


Batagur baska baska (Synonym of Batagur baska, River terrapin)
Batagur baska ranongensis (Synonym of Batagur baska, River terrapin)

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Batagur baska


Maximum Longevity [1]  22 years
Top 100 Endangered [2]  Yes


Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Berbak National Park II 423927 Sumatra, Indonesia
Putrajaya Wetland Wetland Reserve 487 Malaysia
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  
Tonle Sap Biosphere Reserve VI 688326 Cambodia  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No
Sundaland Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand No

Emblem of



Parasitized by 
Stunkardia dilymphosa <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Myanmar (= Burma) (Irrawaddy River), S Thailand, S Vietnam, West Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra), India, Bangladesh Terra typica: India;

External References



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
2Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
3Gibson, 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 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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