First distribution record of Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) from Bihar, India

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Sourabh Verma
Ayesha Mohammad Maslehuddin
Ambarish Kumar Mall
Gaurav Ojha
Hemkant Roy


The Elongated Tortoise, Indotestudo elongata (Family Testudinidae) is one of the five land tortoises having distribution in India. For the first time, we report a new distributional record for this species from Valmiki Tiger Reserve region of Bihar.

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Arif, Verma, S., Mohammad Maslehuddin, A., Uttam, Kumar Mall, A., Ojha, G. and Roy, H. 2020. First distribution record of Elongated Tortoise Indotestudo elongata (Blyth, 1853) (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae) from Bihar, India. Journal of Threatened Taxa. 12, 9 (Jun. 2020), 16170–16172. DOI:


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