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1 December 2014 Heosemys depressa in the Southern Chin Hills of Myanmar: A Significant Range Extension and Traditional Ecological Knowledge
Steven G. Platt, Kalyar Platt, Lay Lay Khaing, Thin Thin Yu, Me Me Soe, San San Nwe, Thet Zaw Naing, Thomas R. Rainwater
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Abstract

The Arakan forest turtle (Heosemys depressa) is a critically endangered, poorly known chelonian endemic to western Myanmar. Previously known only from the Rakhine ( = Arakan) Hills, we here report a significant northward range extension into the southern Chin Hills, verify the occurrence of H. depressa in Kyauk Pan Taung Wildlife Sanctuary, and present new information on elevational limits, natural history, and folk taxonomy of this enigmatic species.

© 2014 Chelonian Research Foundation
Steven G. Platt, Kalyar Platt, Lay Lay Khaing, Thin Thin Yu, Me Me Soe, San San Nwe, Thet Zaw Naing, and Thomas R. Rainwater "Heosemys depressa in the Southern Chin Hills of Myanmar: A Significant Range Extension and Traditional Ecological Knowledge," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 13(2), 252-256, (1 December 2014). https://doi.org/10.2744/CCB-1077.1
Received: 11 September 2013; Accepted: 1 February 2014; Published: 1 December 2014
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