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South Asian box turtle

(Cuora amboinensis)

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Description

The Amboina box turtle (Cuora amboinensis),or southeast Asian box turtle is a species of Asian box turtle.It is found in the Nicobar Islands,eastern India (Assam),Bangladesh,Myanmar,Thailand,Cambodia,Laos,central and southern Vietnam,west Malaysia,Singapore,Philippines (Leyte,Luzon,Mindanao,Samar,Negros,Panay,etc.),Indonesia (Sulawesi,Ambon Island,Sumatra,Borneo,East Malaysia,Brunei,Nias,Enggano,Simeulue,Java,Sumbawa,Halmahera,Ceram,Seram,Buru,East Timor,Bali,Palawan and Maluku ),and possibly China ( Guangxi and Guangdong ) and Sri Lanka.The type locality is "Amboine" (or "Amboina") Island,today Ambon Island in Indonesia.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Geoemydidae
Genus:Cuora
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