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Siebenrockiella leytensis Taylor, 1920

Philippine forest turtle, Palawan turtle

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Heosemys leytensis Taylor, 1920

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1920?

Rediscovered in 1988 (2001?)

IUCN RedList status: Critically Endangered

 

Distribution

Palawan and Dumaran Islands, Philippines

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Taylor, E. H. (1920). Philippine turtles. Philippine Journal of Science 16: 111-144.

 

Other references:

Acosta, D. D. (2006). Population structure of the Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella P. leytensis (Taylor, 1920) in Brgy. Dumarao, Roxas, Palawan, Philippines. Oral presentation, 15th WCSP Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium, Legend Hotel Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, April 4-8, 2006.

Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. (2000). Siebenrockiella leytensis. In: IUCN 2012. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2012.2. (https://www.iucnredlist.org). Downloaded on 13 November 2012.

Diesmos, A. C., Gee, G. V. A., Diesmos, M. L., Brown, R. M., Widmann, P. J., and Dimalibot, J. C. (2004). Rediscovery of the Philippine forest turtle, Heosemys leytensis (Chelonia: Bataguridae), from Palawan Island, Philippines. Asiatic Herpetological Research 10: 22-27.

Diesmos, A.C., R.V. Sison, M.dG. Pedregosa, and Ma.J.C. Cenisa. (2004). The Conservation Status of Heosemys leytensis Taylor, 1920. A project report, Manila, Philippines, 31 pp.

Diesmos, A. C., J. F. Parham, B. L Stuart, and R. M. Brown. (2005). The phylogenetic position of the recently rediscovered Philippine forest turtle (Bataguridae: Heosemys leytensis). Proceedings of the California Academy of Sciences 56(3): 31-41.

Diesmos, A.C., Brown, R.M., Alcala, A.C. and R.V. Sison. (2008). Status and distribution of non-marine turtles of the Philippines. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 7(2): 157-177.

Fidenci, P. (2004). Discovery of a wild population of the critically endangered Philippine forest turtle, Heosemys leytensis, in Palawan, Philippines. Turtle and Tortoise Newsletter 8: 1-2.

Fidenci, P. and Maran, J. (2009). Illegal domestic trade of the Philippine forest turtle (Siebenrockiella leytensis) in the Philippines. TurtleLog No. 3, doi:10.3854/tln.003.2009.

Janssen, Jordi and Sy, Emerson Y. (In Press, 2020). Note on the availability of Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis in online reptile markets. The Palawan Scientist 12.

Lopez, Ma.F.M. and S. Schoppe. (2004). Morphometry of four species of non-marine turtles from Palawan, Philippines with special reference to sexual dimorphism. Agham Mindanaw, Ateneo de Davao Journal of Science and Technology 2: 41-51.

Matillano, J. D. (2008). Status and Dynamics of Trade of Heosemys leytensis. CEPF Small Grant, Final Project Completion Report.

Schoppe, Sabine. (2006). Notes on the biology of the Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis (Taylor, 1920). Poster presentation, 15th WCSP Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium, Legend Hotel Palawan, Puerto Princesa City, Palawan, April 4-8, 2006.

Schoppe, Sabine. (2008). Erste Informationen zum Wachstum der Philippinischen Waldschildkröte (Siebenrockiella leytensis). Marginata, 18, 5(2): 52-57.

Schoppe, Sabine. (2009). Siebenrockiella leytensis over time - are populations stable? (TCF-0096). Katala Foundation.

Schoppe, Sabine and Cervancia, M. (2009). Herps of Pagdanan Range and Dumaran, Northern Palawan, Philippines. Hamadryad 34(1): 95-106.

Schoppe, Sabine and J. Matillano, (2008). Conservation status of the critically endangered Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis (Taylor, 1920) in Palawan. 17th WCSP Annual Philippine Biodiversity Symposium, Leyte State University, Baybay, Leyte, Philippines, 13-16 April 2008.

Schoppe, Sabine, J. Matillano, M. Cervancia and D. Acosta. (2009). Conservation needs of the critically endangered Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis (Taylor, 1920) in Palawan. Submitted to Chelonian Conservation Biology on June 7, 2009.

Sabine Schoppe, Joie Matillano, Miguelito Cervancia, and Diverlie Acosta (2010) Conservation Needs of the Critically Endangered Philippine Forest Turtle, Siebenrockiella leytensis, in Palawan, Philippines. Chelonian Conservation and Biology 9(2): 145-153. [Abstract]

Sy, Emerson Y. et al. (2020). Endangered by trade: seizure analysis of the critically endangered Philippine Forest Turtle Siebenrockiella leytensis from 2004–2018. Philippine Journal of Systematic Biology 14(2): 1-8.

Timmerman, W.W., and D.L. Auth. (1998). Geographic distribution: Heosemys leytensis. Herpetological Review 19: 21.

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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