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Forsten’s Tortoise

Forsten’s Tortoise is a tortoise species from Indonesia that has already gone endangered. In the past, they were confused with the Travancore tortoise; however, later, they were recognized as an independent species.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Testudinidae
    Genus Geochelone
    Species G. platynota
    Subspecies P. c. affinis
    Scientific Name Geochelone platynota


    Length/Size 25 cm (average)
    Body Coloration Dark brown body with pale beige spots; the carapace or shell is faint orange and light brown with black to dark gray patches
    Range/Distribution Sulawesi Island of Indonesia and other islands nearby
    Habitat Prefers inhabiting the damp rainforests
    Diet/Food Omnivorous diet starting from fruits and leafy greens to worms, slugs and carrion
    Breeding Season During rain
    Clutch Size 1-4 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Endangered (IUCN 2.3)

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    Published on November 14th 2018 by under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 12th November 2018.

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