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Batagur kachuga (Red-crowned Roofed Turtle)

Synonyms: Batagur ellioti; Emys kachuga; Emys lineata; Kachuga kachuga; Kachuga lineata

Wikipedia Abstract

The red-crowned roofed turtle (Batagur kachuga) is a species of freshwater turtle endemic to South Asia. It was the type species of its former genus Kachuga. Females can grow to a shell length of 56 cm (22 in) and weigh 25 kilograms (55 lb), but males are considerably smaller. The turtles like to bask in the sun on land. In the breeding season, the heads and necks of male turtles exhibit bright red, yellow and blue coloring. The females excavate nests in which they lay clutches of up to thirty eggs.
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Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Batagur kachuga


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Lower Gangetic Plains moist deciduous forests Bangladesh, India Indo-Malayan Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
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
Sunderban National Park 261613 India  

Alliance for Zero Extinction (AZE) Sites

Name  Location   Map   Climate   Land Use 
National Chambal River Gharial Sanctuary India



C Nepal, NE India, Bangladesh, (primarily in the watershed of the Ganges River) probably NW Myanmar (= Burma) Terra typica: "India"; restricted by Smith 1931:131, to "N. India.";

External References



Attributes / relations provided by
1Gibson, 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
AZE sites provided by Alliance for Zero Extinction (2010). 2010 AZE Update.
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