Vijayachelys silvatica (Henderson, 1912) - Cochin Forest Cane Turtle

Subspecies in India

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


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Type Locality: Near Kavalai (Cochin, Kerala)
Rare, known to be endemic to southern Western Ghats only (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000).

Conservation Status:


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


This omnivorous turtle species is found on the floor of evergreen forests (Asian Turtle Trade Working Group, 2000). There is no data available regarding the species population status and ecology.
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Andaman and Nicobar Islands
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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
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Page citation

Anonymous 2024. Vijayachelys silvatica (Henderson, 1912) – Cochin Forest Cane Turtle. 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/vijayachelys-silvatica, accessed 2024/05/25.