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BURMESE STAR TORTOISE
(Geochelone platynota)
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Distribution:- Myanmar (Burma).

Comments:- One of the most endangered turtle species, according to a 2003 assessment by the IUCN. 

They are eaten by the Burmese and Chinese people

Burmese Star Tortoise Geochelone platynota, photographed at Alligator Bay, France
Burmese Star Tortoise (Geochelone platynota), photographed at Alligator Bay, France


Burmese Star Tortoises Geochelone platynota
Burmese Star Tortoises (Geochelone platynota), photographed at Alligator Bay, France

This species may be confused with the Indian Star Tortoise Geochelone elegans

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