First Report of Turtles from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan

Wangyal, Jigme Tshelthrim and Wangchuk, Dorji and Das, Indraneil (2012) First Report of Turtles from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 11 (2). pp. 268-272.

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Five turtle species, Cuora amboinensis, C. mouhotii, Cyclemys gemeli, Melanochelys tricarinata, and Indotestudo elongata, are reported for the first time from the Himalayan Kingdom of Bhutan. The record of C. mouhotii represents a significant range extension to the west; that of C. amboinensis represents a range extension across a political border from the same landscape in adjacent Northeast India; and those of C. gemeli, M. tricarinata, and I. elongata fill geographic gaps in their known distributions. An analysis of distributions of other turtle species in adjacent eastern Nepal and Northeast India suggests that additional country records of turtles may be found in Bhutan, especially in the southern lowlands of the country.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Himalayan Kingdom, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, UNIMAS, education, universiti, kuching, sarawak, samarahan, malaysia
Subjects: Q Science > QL Zoology
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Biodiversity and Environmental Conservation
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 01 Jul 2014 04:02
Last Modified: 05 Jun 2021 05:36

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