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  • Common name:

    Indian star tortoise
  • ESF category:

    B
  • IUCN category:

    Vulnerable
  • CITES:

    INT - Appendix II
    EU - Appendix B
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Species Description

The Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans) is a threatened species of tortoise found in dry areas and scrub forest in India and Sri Lanka. This species is quite popular in the exotic pet trade, which is the main reason it is endangered.