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Elongated Tortoise

Elongated tortoise is a species of tortoise occurring in Southeast Asia and some parts of South Asia. The species is omnivorous.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Family Testudinidae
    Genus Indotestudo
    Scientific Name Indotestudo elongata

    Other Names Red-nosed tortoise, pineapple tortoise, yellow tortoise, yellow-headed tortoise
    Size Around 30 cm (12 inches)
    Weight Around 3.5 kg (7 lbs)
    Color Greenish yellow upper surface and underside; black blotches on each scute; pale yellow head
    Distribution Nepal, India, Bangladesh, Burma, Thailand, Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam, Western Malaysia, Southern China
    Habitat Teak forests, open ground
    Diet Green leafy material and fruit, slugs, worms
    Hibernation Fact Do not hibernate
    Predators Crocodilians, jaguars, other omnivorous pet animals
    Breeding Season Early period of the wet season
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 2 to 4 eggs
    Incubation Period 4 to 6 months
    Reproductive Age 7 to 10 years in captivity
    Average Lifespan Around 50 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered

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    Published on July 21st 2017 by under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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