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Volume 10 | Number 2 | November 2021 v10i2.265 volume 10 number 2 copy


Volume 10 | Number 2 | November 2021
Short Note
ISSN: 1800-427X (printed)
eISSN: 1800-427X (online)

Submitted date: 22 September 2021
Accepted date: 15 November 2021
Published date: 22 November 2021
Pp. 132, pl. 30.

On the occurance of crowned river turtle, Hardella thurjii in Gujarat, India

Raju Vyas & Harshil Patel*
*E-mail: harshilpatel121@gmail.com

The crowned river turtle, Hardella thurjii (Gray, 1831) is widely distributed from Pakistan to Bangladesh, and possibly in western Myanmar. It prefers the middle and lower reaches of the northern river systems on the Indian subcontinent, comprising the Indus, Ganga, Brahmaputra, and their tributaries. The species is classified as Endangered, but nationally remains a poorly protected species under the Indian Wildlife Protection Act. This communication presents the first photographic evidence of the crowned river turtle, from Gujarat State, India. It was previously reported from North Gujarat two decades ago, but without any evidence.

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