A Field Observation and Significant Range Extension of Manouria impressa in Myanmar

by

Saw HTUN and Steven G. PLATT*

Abstract

Few records of the impressed tortoise (Manouria impressa) are available from Myanmar and most are based on historic accounts, old museum specimens, and shells obtained from villagers and wildlife traffickers. We herein report the observation of a living M. impressa in the Hukaung Valley Wildlife Sanctuary of northern Myanmar.Our observation extends the known distribution of M. impressa in Myanmar approximately 850 km northwards from previously reported populations in the Rakhine Hills of Magway Region.

A Field Observation and Significant Range Extension of Manouria impressa in Myanmar

A Field Observation and Significant Range Extension of Manouria
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A Field Observation and Significant Range Extension of Manouria impressa in Myanmar

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