Batagur trivittata (Duméril & Bibron, 1835)

Burmese roofed turtle



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Emys trivittata Duméril & Bibron, 1835; Kachuga trivittata (Duméril & Bibron, 1835)


Conservation Status

Rediscovered in 2002

IUCN RedList status: Endangered



Myanmar (=Burma)


Biology & Ecology










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Cara NL, Cris H, Brian DH, Kenneth LJ, Stacey LL (2013). Development and characterization of thirty novel microsatellite markers for the critically endangered Myanmar Roofed Turtle, Batagur trivittata, and cross-amplification in the Painted River Terrapin, B. borneoensis, and the Southern River Terrapin, B. affinis, using paired-end Illumina shotgun sequencing. Conserv Genet Resour 5: 383-387.

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