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Asian Forest Tortoise

Manouria emys


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


Jungle floor


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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Selangor, Malaysia

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

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