Indian tent turtle
The Indian tent turtle (Pangshura tentoria ) is a species of turtle in the family Geoemydidae. The species is found in India, Nepal, and Bangladesh.
Terrestrial animals are animals that live predominantly or entirely on land (e.g., cats, ants, snails), as compared with aquatic animals, which liv...
Oviparous animals are female animals that lay their eggs, with little or no other embryonic development within the mother. This is the reproductive...
Precocial species are those in which the young are relatively mature and mobile from the moment of birth or hatching. Precocial species are normall...
P. tentoria is a small species of turtle, growing to a maximum straight carapace length of 27 cm (11 in).
P. tentoria is found in Peninsular India, Nepal, and Bangladesh at elevations below 80 m (260 ft) asl.Show More
Type locality: "in Indiae Orientalis regione Dukhun dicta "; restricted by M.A. Smith 1931: 128, to "Dhond, Poona Dist.", India.
P. tentoria is primarily a riverine turtle that occurs in both small and large rivers. They bask on rocks and tree snags. Females are largely herbivores while males and juveniles are more carnivorous.Show Less
P. tentoria is oviparous.