Cane turtle

Cane turtle

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Vijayachelys silvatica

The Cochin forest cane turtle, also known as Kavalai forest turtle, forest cane turtle or simply cane turtle, is a rare turtle from the Western Ghats of India. Described in 1912, its type locality is given as "Near Kavalai in the Cochin State Forests, inhabiting dense forest, at an elevation of about 1500 feet above sea level". Only two specimens were found at that time, and no scientist saw this turtle in the next 70 years. It was finally rediscovered in 1982, and since then a number of specimens have been found and some studies have been conducted about its affiliation and habits.

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References

1. Cane turtle Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cane_turtle
2. Cane turtle on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/9038/97378369

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