Burmese Star Tortoise
The Burmese Star Tortoise is a critically endangered species from Burma that is still exported to the food markets in China and is also consumed by the native people from Burma. They are often mistaken for the Indian star tortoise, however, both have genetic differences and can be identified by comparing their plastrons.
|Subspecies||P. c. affinis|
|Scientific Name||Geochelone platynota|
|Length/Size||Up to 14 inches|
|Body Coloration||Yellowish brown body with the carapace having star shaped marks in black and bright yellow|
|Habitat||Arid, deciduous forests of Myanmar|
|Diet/Food||Omnivorous – plant matters to small insects and invertebrates|
|Clutch Size||Average 4 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Critically Endangered (IUCN 2.3)|
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Published on November 13th 2018 by staff under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 1st June 2019.
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