High protection. This category means that the species is threatened in the wild or is expected to become threatened in the near future and that keeping a genetically healthy population in captivity could be essential for the survival of the species.


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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Astrochelys radiata

Astrochelys radiata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Chelodina mccordi

New Guinea snake-necked turtle

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Ctenosaura melanosterna

Ctenosaura

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora aurocapitata

Cuora aurocapitata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora bourreti

Cuora bourreti

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora mccordi

Cuora mccordi

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Cuora mouhotii

Cuora mouhotii

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora trifasciata

Cuora trifasciata

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Cuora zhoui

Cuora zhoui

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Geochelone platynota

Geochelone platynota

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Geoclemys hamiltoni

Geoclemys hamiltoni

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Graptemys caglei

Cagle's map turtle has intricate patterns on the carapace and plastron, as well as serrated edges on the posterior of the carapace

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Graptemys flavimaculata

Yellow-blotched map turtles are medium- to small-sized turtles, with males ranging from 9-11.5 cm in carapacelength as adults.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Graptemys oculifera

On the carapace are light-colored rings, which are thicker than the rings on Graptemys nigrinoda.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Heosemys spinosa

The spiny turtle (Heosemys spinosa) inhabits lowland and hill rainforest, usually in the vicinity of small streams,

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Homopus areolatus

Homopus areolatus

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Homopus femoralis

As its name suggests, the greater padloper is the largest of all the Homopus tortoises, but it is nonetheless tiny, averaging slightly over 10 cm in length

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Hompous signatus

Hompous signatus

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Manouria emys spp

The Asian forest tortoise is the largest tortoise in mainland Asia. The largest adults of the northern subspecies, Manouria emys phayrei, can reach 25 kg

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ESF category - A
IUCN - LC

Ouroborus cataphractus

The armadillo girdled lizard can be a light brown to dark brown in coloration. The underbelly is yellow with a blackish pattern, especially under the chin.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Platysternon megacephalum

Studbook Platysternon megacephalum (Chinese Big headed Turtle)

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ESF category - A
IUCN - DD

Python molurus molurus

Python molurus molurus, the Indian Rock Python is a species of large python native to the Indian subcontinent and Southeast Asia.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Pyxis arachnoides

Very little is known about the life cycle of The spider tortoise (Pyxis arachnoides), which is believed to live for up to 70 years.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - EN

Shinisaurus crocodillurus

The Chinese crocodile lizard is green, colored with reddish neck markings and alternating bands of light and dark marks.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Siebenrockiella crassicollis

Adult black marsh turtles are usually small to medium-sized, averaging at around 17 cm (6.7 in) in length and rarely exceeding 20 cm (7.9 in).

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Smaug giganteus

The sungazer (Smaug giganteus, syn. Cordylus giganteus), also known as the giant girdled lizard or giant dragon lizard or giant zonure

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Terrapene carolina baurii

The Florida box turtle (Terrapene carolina bauri ) is a subspecies of turtle belonging to the family Emydidae.

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ESF category - A
IUCN - VU

Testudo graeca graeca spp

The spur-thighed tortoise (or Greek tortoise) (Testudo graeca) is one of the 5 species of Mediterranean tortoise of the family Testudinidae

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ESF category - A
IUCN - CR

Testudo kleinmanni

Their shells have high domes, and range in color from ivory to pale gold to dark brown to pink or dull yellow.

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