Chordates •

Three-keeled land tortoise

(Melanochelys tricarinata)


Melanochelys tricarata is a turtle species described by Edward Blyth in 1856.The species is part of the genus Melanochelys and the Geoemydidae family.IUCN categorizes Melanochelys tricarata globally as vulnerable.No subspecies are listed in the Catalog of Life.Malayemy's subtrijuga is found in northern Bangladesh,southern Nepal and in the states of Arunachal Pradesh,Assam,Bihar,Uttar Pradesh and West Bengal in northern India The species is completely alive and found in leafy and coniferous forests and river grasslands.The females add one to three eggs at a time during the winter months.The eggs are between 38 and 47 millimeters long and between 23 and 27 millimeters wide.The eggs are hatched after 60 to 72 days,this takes place during the spring of February,April or May.The backbones of the kids measure between 3.3 and 4 centimeters in length when they are newly hatched.

Taxonomic tree:

Kingdom: Animalia
Class: Reptilia
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