elongated tortoise

elongated tortoise

Myanmar tortoise, English name elonged tortoise, belongs to Reptilia, turtles and tortoises. The living environment of the turtle is mainly inhabited in tropical and Subtropical Mountainous and hilly areas, with strong heat resistance. The staple food is plant bait, which feeds on plant stems, leaves and fruits.
Myanmar tortoise is a large turtle with an adult length of more than 20cm and a width of 16cm. There are symmetrical large scales on the top of the head. The back and abdomen armor is light yellow or gray white, slightly light green. There are irregular black patches in the middle of each shield with obvious concentric lines. The head is light green and yellow, and the limbs are thick, cylindrical, clawed and webbed. It is suitable for walking on land.
Burmese tortoises are mainly distributed from northeast India to Vietnam, as well as in the tropical areas of Western and southern Yunnan in Yunnan, China and Guangxi. As the tortoise is taken as a resource animal by people in the producing area, it is caught and sold without restriction, resulting in a sharp decline in the survival number, especially in some countries. In order to protect this turtle species, it has been listed in Appendix II of IUCN vulnerable (VU) cites internationally. (Myanmar tortoise is a national key second-class protected animal)

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