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  • Common name:

    Burmese star tortoise
  • ESF category:

    A
  • IUCN category:

    Critical endangered
  • CITES:

    INT - Appendix I
    EU - Appendix A
  • Registered animals:

    1
  • Studbook coordinators:

    Andrew Lewis
    Fred Gaal
  • Register your animals

    To register your animals or if you have other questions, please contact the studbook coordinator.

Species Description

The Burmese Star Tortoise has radiating star-shaped patterns on its strongly domed carapace. It has bumps on its shell that look like stars. This tortoise can easily be distinguished from the more common Indian star tortoise by comparing the plastrons of the two species.