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Newborn Elongated Tortoise Tips!
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Elongated tortoises
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Elongated Tortoise
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Elongated Tortoise Papaya Smackdown
Elongated Tortoise Papaya Smackdown
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Elongated tortoise
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Small Elongated Tortoise
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Elongated Tortoise エロンガータリクガメ交尾をしようと迫るが拒否されキレる
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Elongated tortoise 2/2
Elongated tortoise 2/2
Published: 2012/03/03
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Turtle in Garden - Elongated Tortoise - Endangered Species! - Thailand Living
Turtle in Garden - Elongated Tortoise - Endangered Species! - Thailand Living
Published: 2015/09/24
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Unboxing a Large Group of Elongated & Cherry Head Tortoises
Unboxing a Large Group of Elongated & Cherry Head Tortoises
Published: 2017/04/16
Channel: Kamp Kenan
Tortoises Hatching Live!!!!!
Tortoises Hatching Live!!!!!
Published: 2017/04/13
Channel: Kamp Kenan
Baby Elongated Tortoise Swimming!
Baby Elongated Tortoise Swimming!
Published: 2017/04/15
Channel: Tortoise Time
Elongated tortoise hatchlings eating fig & worms
Elongated tortoise hatchlings eating fig & worms
Published: 2013/06/13
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Elongated tortoise baby
Elongated tortoise baby
Published: 2016/03/01
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Tortoise Care and Nutrition : Kamp Kenan S1 Episode 9
Tortoise Care and Nutrition : Kamp Kenan S1 Episode 9
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How Quickly Does A Tortoise Grow?
How Quickly Does A Tortoise Grow?
Published: 2017/05/27
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Elongated tortoise
Elongated tortoise
Published: 2013/08/25
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Unboxing of our new elongated tortoise
Unboxing of our new elongated tortoise
Published: 2017/06/13
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Elongated tortoise
Elongated tortoise
Published: 2013/05/03
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Elongated Tortoise Courtship
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Published: 2011/01/07
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Published: 2016/03/07
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elongated tortoise fighting
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Elongated Tortoises For Sale. Buy at Big Apple Pet with Same Day Shipping.
Elongated Tortoises For Sale. Buy at Big Apple Pet with Same Day Shipping.
Published: 2016/01/26
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Elongated tortoise (Rùa Núi Vàng) ♥♥♥
Elongated tortoise (Rùa Núi Vàng) ♥♥♥
Published: 2016/07/21
Channel: Giải Trí Pro
エロンガータリクガメ 食事中 Elongated Tortoise
エロンガータリクガメ 食事中 Elongated Tortoise
Published: 2013/05/25
Channel: Kuroda kikaku
Hatchling Elongated Tortoise
Hatchling Elongated Tortoise
Published: 2017/03/08
Channel: Tortoise Time
[7-10-2015] Handfeeding my beautiful elongated tortoise - cho rùa núi vàng ăn trên tay
[7-10-2015] Handfeeding my beautiful elongated tortoise - cho rùa núi vàng ăn trên tay
Published: 2015/10/07
Channel: VietNamTurtle Keeper
Dian the Elongated tortoise go for a walk
Dian the Elongated tortoise go for a walk
Published: 2014/09/06
Channel: Dafish chen
Elongated tortoise
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Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: muskturtle.co.uk
Feeding my Elongated tortoise [HD]
Feeding my Elongated tortoise [HD]
Published: 2014/06/27
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Chú Rùa đáng yêu nhất Việt Nam :3 :3 Cutest elongated tortoise ever
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Published: 2015/11/12
Channel: VietNamTurtle Keeper
Elongated tortoise 9999
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Published: 2015/05/06
Channel: Quyền Trần Cao
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Published: 2014/02/10
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My Elongated tortoise and Asian leaf turtle-Cho rùa ăn -mynopet
My Elongated tortoise and Asian leaf turtle-Cho rùa ăn -mynopet
Published: 2017/06/20
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Elongated tortoise - Video Learning - WizScience.com
Elongated tortoise - Video Learning - WizScience.com
Published: 2015/09/11
Channel: Wiz Science™
Elongated Tortoise
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Published: 2011/06/03
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elongated tortoise
Published: 2016/02/22
Channel: Son nguyen hoang
Elongated Tortoises Munching
Elongated Tortoises Munching
Published: 2016/12/18
Channel: Tortoise Time
Feeding my baby Elongated Tortoise
Feeding my baby Elongated Tortoise
Published: 2010/11/05
Channel: Africa Bùi
Elongated tortoise and leopard tortoise
Elongated tortoise and leopard tortoise
Published: 2015/05/01
Channel: Quyền Trần Cao
How To Find Tortoise Eggs : Kamp Kenan S3 Episode 12
How To Find Tortoise Eggs : Kamp Kenan S3 Episode 12
Published: 2015/11/17
Channel: Kamp Kenan
Elongated Tortoise Hatching from Egg (time lapse)
Elongated Tortoise Hatching from Egg (time lapse)
Published: 2017/03/21
Channel: Tortoise Time
Kiểm tra ăn uống cho rùa núi vàng ^_^ Elongated tortoise
Kiểm tra ăn uống cho rùa núi vàng ^_^ Elongated tortoise
Published: 2015/09/08
Channel: VietNamTurtle Keeper
Elongated Tortoise fight !, July 26th 2015, Chiang Mai
Elongated Tortoise fight !, July 26th 2015, Chiang Mai
Published: 2015/07/26
Channel: Ptyasm
Playing with "Ghost", my Elongated tortoise.
Playing with "Ghost", my Elongated tortoise.
Published: 2014/06/30
Channel: Zik
lets get it on - Elongated Tortoises
lets get it on - Elongated Tortoises
Published: 2015/10/10
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Elongated tortoise
Indotestudo elongata Pengo.jpg
Juvenile (584 days)
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Indotestudo
Species: I. elongata
Binomial name
Indotestudo elongata
(Blyth, 1853)
Synonyms[2]
  • Testudo elongata Blyth, 1853
  • Peltastes elongatus Gray, 1869
  • Testudo parallelus Annandale, 1913
  • Indotestudo elongata Bourret, 1941
  • Geochelone elongata Pritchard, 1967
  • Indotestudo elongata elongata Obst, 1985
  • Geochelone elongata elongata Gosławski & Hryniewicz, 1993

Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia.

Description[edit]

Elongated tortoise in Dusit Zoo

Shell considerably depressed, more than twice as long as deep, with flat vertebral region; anterior and posterior margins slightly reverted, strongly serrated in young, feebly in old specimens; shields concentrically striated, except in old specimens; nuchal present (rarely absent), narrow and elongate; supracaudal undivided, more or less incurved; first vertebral usually nearly as long as broad in the adult, the others broader than long and nearly as broad as the costals. Plastron large, truncate anteriorly, deeply notched posteriorly; suture between the pectoral shields as long as or longer than that between the humerals; suture between the gulars as long as or a little shorter than that between the pectorals; anals forming a very short suture, or entirely separated by the anal notch; axillary and inguinal moderate. Head moderate; a pair of large praefrontal shields, usually followed by a nearly equally large frontal; beak feebly hooked, tricuspid; alveolar ridge of upper jaw short and rather feeble. Anterior face of fore limbs with moderate, unequal-sized, imbricate scales, which are largest towards the outer side; no enlarged tubercles on the thighs; tail ending in a claw-like horny tubercle. Carapace and plastron greenish yellow, each shield with an irregular black spot or blotch, which may occupy its greater portion, or may be much broken up or indistinct.[3]

Size[edit]

Typically, Indotestudo elongata are around 30 cm (12 inches) long and 3.5 kg (7 pounds) as an adult. Females tend to be wider than males and more rounded. Males also have a tail that is much larger than that of the female. The males have a concave plastron while the plastron of a female is flat. Additionally, the female's posterior claws are markedly longer and more curved than those of the male. It is believed that this is to facilitate nest building.[4]

Distribution[edit]

The species is found in Nepal, Bangladesh, India (Jalpaiguri, East Bengal, and Singhbhum in Bihar), Burma (or Myanmar), Laos, Thailand (incl. Phuket), Cambodia, Vietnam, Western Malaysia, Southern China. Type locality: Arakan, Tenasserim, Burma.

Threats and conservation[edit]

Elongated tortoises for sale, outside the Jade Emperor Pagoda, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

The elongated tortoise is an endangered species and is in severe decline across its natural range.[5]

The principal threats to this species are the mass harvesting of the remaining wild populations for the large and growing food markets in China and elsewhere in East Asia. It is also incorrectly believed in China that a mixture, made by grinding up the tortoise's shell, serves as an aphrodisiac.[6]

In addition, other threats are habitat destruction and illegal collecting for the pet trade.[7]

Elongated tortoises in captivity[edit]

In their natural habitat these tortoises browse a wide variety of plants. Likewise in captivity, they require a very wide range of foods, not just one type of vegetable. Their diet is principally a range of vegetables and edible leaves, however they also consume meat, snails, eggs and other food types. This serves to supplement their diet. Vegetables alone are not sufficiently varied.[8][9]

This tropical species does not survive in cold climates. Those exported to Europe and North America for the pet trade usually suffer, and soon die, if they are not given special indoor care. They also require a constant water source, for bathing and drinking. Being reptiles, which cannot control their body temperature internally, they require a varied area in which they can access both sun and shade. This allows them to move around and thus to regulate and maintain their body temperature constant.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. (2000). Indotestudo elongata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2000. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2000.RLTS.T10824A3219349.en
  2. ^ Uwe, Fritz; Havaš, Peter (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 283–284. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-12-17. Retrieved 29 May 2012. 
  3. ^ Boulenger, G. A. (1890) Fauna of British India. Reptilia and Batrachia
  4. ^ Tortoise care. Chelonia.org. Retrieved on 2015-11-11.
  5. ^ Indotestudo elongata (Elongated Tortoise, Pineapple Tortoise, Red-nosed Tortoise, Yellow-headed Tortoise, Yellow Tortoise). Iucnredlist.org (2000-06-30). Retrieved on 2015-11-11.
  6. ^ Tortoise Trust Web – A SECURE HABITAT. Tortoisetrust.org (1999-08-06). Retrieved on 2015-11-11.
  7. ^ Ernst, C.H. and Barbour,R.W. (1989) Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press: Washington.
  8. ^ CTTC – The Elongated Tortoise, Indotestudo elongata by Betsy McCormick. Tortoise.org. Retrieved on 2015-11-11.
  9. ^ Indotestudo Elongata feeding habits in the wild | North Texas Tortoise Sanctuary & Conservation Center. Tortoisesanctuary.org. Retrieved on 2015-11-11.
  10. ^ Elongated Tortoise. reptilesweb.com

Further reading[edit]

  • Blyth,E. 1854 Notices and descriptions of various reptiles, new or little-known. Part I. J. Asiat. Soc. Bengal 22 [1853]: 639–655
  • Gray,J.E. 1857 Notice of some Indian tortoises (including the description of a new species presented to the British Museum by Professor Oldham). Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (2) 19: 342–344
  • Iverson, John B., Phillip Q. Spinks, H. Bradley Shaffer, William P. McCord and Indraneil Das 2001 Phylogenetic relationships among the Asian tortoises of the genus Indotestudo (Reptilia: Testudines: Testudinidae). Hamadryad 26 (2):271–274

External links[edit]

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