Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) - Elongated Tortoise

Subspecies in India

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).

 

Taxonomic Information

 

Conservation and Special status

 

Photo Gallery and Species Biology

Indotestudo elongata - Elongated Tortoise


Type Locality: Arakan (Tenasserim, Myanmar)
Rare, known to be northern, eastern and north-eastern India, geographically in lower foothills of Himalayas, north-eastern and eastern states (Rahman et al., 2019).

Conservation Status:

 

This species is listed as Critically Endangered in the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species (https://www.iucnredlist.org/).


The species inhabits in dry and moist deciduous forests with open or broken canopy, sufficient light, moderate to dense ground vegetation, and evergreen stream gallery forests (Rahman et al., 2019). There is believed to be 50-70% of population reduction occurred within last 20 years, due to collection for consumption, illegal trading, religious trading, and forest destruction (Rahman et al., 2019).

 

StateJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecNo date
Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Andhra Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh
Assam
Bihar
Chandigarh
Chhattisgarh
Dadra & Nagar Haveli
Daman & Diu
Delhi
Goa
Gujarat
Haryana
Himachal Pradesh
Jammu and Kashmir
Jharkhand
Karnataka
Kerala
Lakshadweep
Madhya Pradesh
Maharashtra
Manipur
Meghalaya
Mizoram
Nagaland
Odisha
Paschimbanga
Pondicherry
Punjab
Rajasthan
Sikkim
Tamil Nadu
Tripura
Uttar Pradesh
Uttarakhand
West Bengal
Total

Other Notes

 

Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) – Elongated Tortoise. In Kamdar, A. and K. Kunte. (Chief Editors). Butterflies of India, v. v.1.26. Published by the Indian Foundation for Butterflies. URL: https://www.indianreptiles.org/indotestudo-elongata, accessed 2024/05/19.