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Heosemys depressa (Anderson, 1875)

Arakan forest turtle

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Geoemyda depressa Anderson, 1875

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1875 or before?

Rediscovered in 1994

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Bangladesh & Myanmar

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Alvarez, W. A., Gibbons, P. M., Rivera, S., Archer, L. L., Childress, A. L., & Wellehan, J. F. (2013). Development of a quantitative PCR for rapid and sensitive diagnosis of an intranuclear coccidian parasite in Testudines (TINC), and detection in the critically endangered Arakan forest turtle ([i]Heosemys depressa[/i]). Veterinary parasitology 193(1): 66-70.

Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. (2000). Heosemys depressa. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2014.3. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 25 February 2015.

Hance, Jeremy. (2015). Locals lead scientists to new population of near-extinct reptile. mongabay.com (24 February).

Innis, C. J., Garner, M., Johnson, A., Ogust, R., & Baer, C. K. (2006). Investigation of an upper alimentary tract disorder in a group of captive Arakan forest turtles (Heosemys depressa). In Proceedings of the Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Thirteenth Annual Conference, Baltimore, Maryland, USA, 23-27 April, 2006. (pp. 83-86). Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians. [Abstract]

Iverson J. B., McCord W. P. (1997) Redescription of the Arakan Forest Turtle Geoemyda depressa Anderson 1875 (Testudines: Bataguridae). Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 2: 384-389.

Ludwig, M., Auer, M., & Fritz, U. (2007). Phalangeal formulae of geoemydid terrapins (Batagur, Callagur, Hardella, Heosemys, Kachuga, Orlitia, Pangshura, Rhinoclemmys) reflect distinct modes of life. Amphibia-Reptilia 28(4): 574-576.

Platt, S. G., Ko, W. K., Myo, M., Khaing, L. L., & Rainwater, T. R. (2003). Ecology and conservation status of the Arakan forest turtle, Heosemys depressa, in western Myanmar. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 4(3): 678-681.

Platt, S. G., Min, S. A., Ko, W. K., & Rainwater, T. R. (2003). A record of the Arakan forest turtle Heosemys depressa (Anderson, 1875) from the southern Arakan Yoma Hills, Myanmar. HAMADRYAD-MADRAS-, 27, 273-276.

Platt, S. G., & Myo, K. M. (2009). A survey to determine the conservation status of Heosemys depressa in the Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range of western Myanmar. Report to Wildlife Conservation Society, Bronx, New York.

Platt, S. G., Myo, K. M., Ko, W. K., Maung, A., & Rainwater, T. R. (2010). Field observations and conservation of Heosemys depressa in the Rakhine Yoma Elephant Range of western Myanmar. Journal Information 9(1): 114-119.

Platt, S. G., Platt, K., Khaing, L. L., Yu, T. T., Soe, M. M., Nwe, S. S., ... & Rainwater, T. R. (2014). Heosemys depressa in the Southern Chin Hills of Myanmar: A Significant Range Extension and Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Chelonian Conservation and Biology, 13(2): 252-256. [Abstract]

Robbins, R. G., & Platt, S. G. (2011). Amblyomma geoemydae (Cantor) (Acari: Ixodida: Ixodidae): first report from the Arakan forest turtle, Heosemys depressa (Anderson)(Reptilia: Testudines: Emydidae), and first documented occurrence of this tick in the Union of Myanmar. International Journal of Acarology 37(2): 103-105. [Abstract]

Široký, P., & Modrý, D. (2006). Two eimerian coccidia (Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from the critically endangered arakan forest turtle Heosemys depressa (Testudines: Geoemydidae) with description of Eimeria arakanensis n. sp. Acta Protozool. 45(2): 183-189.

Turtle Conservation Coalition [Rhodin, A.G.J., Walde, A.D., Horne, B.D., van Dijk, P.P., Blanck, T., and Hudson, R. (Eds.)]. (2011). Turtles in Trouble: The World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles—2011. Lunenburg, MA: IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Turtle Conservation Fund, Turtle Survival Alliance, Turtle Conservancy, Chelonian Research Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and San Diego Zoo Global. 54 pp.

Turtle Conservation Coalition [Stanford, C.B., Rhodin, A.G.J., van Dijk, P.P., Horne, B.D., Blanck, T., Goode, E.V., Hudson, R., Mittermeier, R.A., Currylow, A., Eisemberg, C., Frankel, M., Georges, A., Gibbons, P.M., Juvik, J.O., Kuchling, G., Luiselli, L., Shi, H., Singh, S., and Walde, A. (Eds.)]. (2018). Turtles in Trouble: Te World’s 25+ Most Endangered Tortoises and Freshwater Turtles—2018. Ojai, CA: IUCN SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group, Turtle Conservancy, Turtle Survival Alliance, Turtle Conservation Fund, Chelonian Research Foundation, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, and Global Wildlife Conservation. 80 pp.

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