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Vietnamese Box Turtle

Vietnamese box turtle is a species of turtle found in China, Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia. The species is mainly nocturnal spending most of the daytime under piles of leaf litter near streams or riverbanks.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Superfamily Testudinoidea
    Family Geoemydidae
    Subfamily Geoemydinae
    Genus Cuora
    Scientific Name Cuora galbinifrons

    Other Names Indochinese box turtle, flowerback box turtle
    Size Up to 19 cm
    Color Dark olive to brown outer shell often with small dark or reddish marks; white, cream, or yellow lower edge with dark mottling; dark brown or black lower shell; either side of the snout may have a narrow dark stripe; yellow to cream chin and throat with olive to gray limbs and tail
    Distribution China, northern and central Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia
    Habitat Bushy upland woodlands, forests at high altitude
    Diet Worms, frogs, fish, small snakes, lizards, also berries and certain leaves
    Hibernation Fact Does not hibernate
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Incubation Period 2 to 3 months
    IUCN Conservation Status Critically Endangered

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    Published on May 5th 2017 by under Turtles. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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