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Indotestudo elongata (Elongated Tortoise)

Synonyms: Geochelone elongata; Testudo elongata; Testudo parallelus

Wikipedia Abstract

Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia.
View Wikipedia Record: Indotestudo elongata

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Indotestudo elongata


Protected Areas

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Himalaya Bhutan, China, India, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan No
Indo-Burma Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Viet Nam No

Prey / Diet

Dolichandrone spathacea[1]
Millettia brandisiana[1]
Olax scandens[1]


Parasitized by 
Atractis dactyluris <Unverified Name>[2]
Falcaustra kempi <Unverified Name>[2]
Falcaustra testudinis <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


Nepal, Bangladesh, NE India (Jalpaiguri, East Bengal, and Singhbhum in Bihar), Myanmar (= Burma), Laos, Thailand (incl. Phuket), Cambodia, Vietnam, W Malaysia, S China Terra typica: Arakan, Tenasserim, Myanmar (= Burma).;

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1"Observations on the feeding ecology of Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) in the wild in Cambodia and Vietnam", Flora Ihlow, Peter Geissler, Sothanin Sovath, Markus Handschuh and Wolfgang Böhme, Herpetology Notes, volume 5: 5-7 (2012)
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 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License