Species of Thailand
Manouria impressa, Albert Charles Lewis Günther, 1882
(In Thai: เต่าเดือย, dtao deuay)
The impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa), occurs in mountainous forest areas in Southeast Asia in Burma, southern China, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia and Malaysia. The species has a golden brown shell and skin. Adults are much smaller than their relatives the Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys), with a maximum size of 35 cm.
The impressed tortoise lives at high elevations, up to 2, 000 m. Its behavior is little known; diet in the wild may consist largely of mushrooms, although bamboo shoots are also eaten. The species is known for being difficult to keep alive in captivity; although its status in the wild is uncertain, it is eaten widely by local people and little captive breeding has occurred.
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- Manouria impressa
- German: Flache hinterindische landschildkröte
- English: Impressed tortoise
- Thai: เต่าเดือย, dtao deuay
- Manouria impressa, Nguyen Van Sang et al. (2009)
- Manouria impressa, Merel J. Cox et al. (1998)
- Manouria impressa, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
- Manowria impressa, Zhou & Zhou (1991)
- Geochelone (Manouria) impressa, David Alderton (1988)
- Manouria impressa, Fritz Jürgen Obst (1985)
- Manouria impressa, Roger Bour (1980)
- Geochelone impressa, Peter Charles Howard Pritchard (1967)
- Testudo impressa, Malcolm Arthur Smith (1922)
- Testudo latinuchalis, Friedrich Siebenrock (1909)
- Testudo pseudemys, George Albert Boulenger (in Nelson Annandale & Robinson) (1903)
- Testudo pseudemys, George Albert Boulenger (1903)
- Geoemyda latinuchalis, Léon Louis Vaillant (1894)
- Testudo emys, George Albert Boulenger (1889)
- Geoemyda impressa, Albert Charles Lewis Günther (1882)
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