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Manouria emys (Brown Tortoise)

Synonyms: Geochelone emys; Manouria fusca; Teleopus luxatus; Testudo emydoides

Wikipedia Abstract

The Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys), also known as the Asian brown tortoise, is a species of tortoise endemic to Southeast Asia. It is believed to be among the most primitive of living tortoises, based on molecular and morphological studies.
View Wikipedia Record: Manouria emys

Infraspecies

Manouria emys emys (Asian brown tortoise)
Manouria emys phayrei (Burmese black tortoise)

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Manouria emys

Attributes

Diet [1]  Herbivore
Maximum Longevity [2]  20 years

Ecoregions

Protected Areas

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

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Stunkardia dilymphosa <Unverified Name>[3]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Distribution

India (Assam), Bangladesh, Myanmar (= Burma), Tailand and Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo) emys: S Tahiland, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo; Terra typica: Sumatra phayrei: N/W Thailand to NE India; Terra typica: Arakan; Tenasserim ProvincesÂ’.; India (Assam), Bangladesh, Myanmar (= Burma), Tailand and Malaysia, Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo) emys: S Tahiland, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo; Terra typica: Sumatra phayrei: N/W Thailand to NE India; Terra typica: Arakan; Tenasserim Provinces’.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Myers, P., R. Espinosa, C. S. Parr, T. Jones, G. S. Hammond, and T. A. Dewey. 2006. The Animal Diversity Web (online). Accessed February 01, 2010 at animaldiversity.org
2de 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
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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