(Duméril & Bibron, 1835)
English : Burmese roofed turtle
French : Tortue à toit de Birmanie
Class : Reptilia
Order : Testudines
Family : Geoemydidae
Notes : No subspecies known.
Adults can grow to a shell length of 50 cm and more, females being much bigger than males. Carapace is centrally domed, looking roof-like. Females are dark grey to green-brown. Males have green-yellow head with black bands.
Range and habitat
The species occurs in south-east Asia and is endemic to Myanmar, being found around the Irrawady and Salween river systems. Lives in freshwater rivers and their tributaries.
IUCN RED LIST : CRITICALLY ENDANGERED
CITES : Appendix I
Status : The species’ status will be soon revised as Critically Endangered as the species is nearly extinct in the wild. It has been rediscovered in 2003.
Ex-Situ Programs : None known