New distribution records of tortoises (Chelonia: Testudinidae) from Barak Valley, Assam, northeastern india with notes on ecology and vernacular traditional taxonomy

Kulendra Chandra Das, Abhik Gupta

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India is home to five species of tortoises of which the two endangered species are found in northeastern India. We report for first time new distributional records of Indotestudo elongata and additional site records of Manouria emys phayrei from 17 different locations in the Barak Valley region of Assam.

 

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Assam, Barak Valley, Chelonia, distributional record, land tortoise, northeastern India, Testudinidae.

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