Elusive, rare and soft: a new site record of Leith’s Softshell Turtle Nilssonia leithii (Reptilia: Testudines: Trionychidae) from Bhadra Tiger Reserve, Karnataka, India

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H.S. Sathya Chandra Sagar
M. Mrunmayee
I.N. Chethan
Manish Kumar
D.V. Girish



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