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Asian Forest Tortoise

Manouria emys

Description:

Shell about 30cm long (front-back) rosy red-brown coloured shell

Habitat:

Jungle floor

Notes:

Believed to be among the most primitive of living tortoises, based on molecular and morphological studies. This is the only tortoise which lays its eggs above ground in a nest, which the female constructs of leaf litter.

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FakawiTribe
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FakawiTribe

Selangor, Malaysia

Spotted on Dec 12, 2014
Submitted on Jan 22, 2015

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