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Taxonomy of the family Testudinidae
Bibliography of the genus Indotestudo
Biodiversity of the family Testudinidae








Genus
Indotestudo

Asian Tortoises

Asiatische Landschildkröten

Asiatiske Landskildpadder

1929 Indotestudo Lindholm (type species: Testudo elongata Blyth 1853)

Contents: 3 species, of which 2 (66.7%) are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Previously included in Testudo (e.g., Wermuth & Mertens 1977).
Distribution: S. Asia, Sulawesi.
Reported from: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Guangxi), India (Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Karnataka, Kerala, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tamil Nadu, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Indonesia (Sulawesi), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago (incl. Penang Island)]), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.

Indotestudo elongata

Elongated Tortoise, Yellow-headed Tortoise, Yellow Tortoise, Red-nosed Tortoise, East Asian Tortoise

Gelbkopf-Landschildkröte

Gulhovedet Landskildpadde

1853 Testudo elongata Blyth
Peltastes elongatus Gray 1869
Geochelone elongata Pritchard 1967
Indotestudo elongata Bour 1980
1913 Testudo parallelus Annandale (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Remarks: Presence in Yunnan needs confirmation, since all records from there are based on market animals (Lau & Shi 2000).
Distribution: Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, China (Guangxi), India (Assam, Bihar, Jharkhand, Manipur, Meghalaya, Mizoram, Nagaland, Odisha, Sikkim, Tripura, Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand, West Bengal), Laos, Malaysia (West Malaysia [incl. Langkawi Archipelago (incl. Penang Island)]), Myanmar, Nepal, Thailand, Vietnam.


Indotestudo elongata
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Indotestudo forstenii

Sulawesi Tortoise, Celebes Tortoise, (Forsten's Tortoise)

Sulawesi-Landschildkröte

Sulawesi-landskildpadde

1844 Testudo forstenii Schlegel & Müller
Peltastes forstenii Gray 1872
Geochelone forsteni Pritchard 1967
Indotestudo forstenii Bour 1980
Indotestudo elongata forsteni Obst 1985

Remarks: Previously included travancorica. Although originally described from Halmahera, the presence of forsteni in this island is considered doubtful (Koch 2012).
Distribution: Indonesia (Sulawesi).


Indotestudo travancorica

Travancore Tortoise, Travancore Starred Tortoise

Travancore-Landschildkröte

Sydindisk Landskildpadde

1907 Testudo travancorica Boulenger
Geochelone travancorica Auffenberg 1964
Indotestudo travancorica Bour 1980
Indotestudo elongata travancorica Obst 1985

Remarks: Previously regarded as a synonym of forstenii (e.g., Hoogmoed & Crumly 1984). Revalidated as a separate species by Pritchard (2000) and Iverson, Spinks, Shaffer, McCord & Das (2001).
Distribution: India (Karnataka, Kerala, Tamil Nadu).