Pelochelys cantorii

Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Trionychidae

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Pelochelys cantorii

Pelochelys cantorii is a chordate, or more specifically a reptile, in the Trionychidae family.

Pelochelys cantorii is commonly known (its common name) as the Cantor's Giant Softshell in English.

Pelochelys cantorii is classified as endangered by the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species, the world's most comprehensive inventory of the global conservation status of plant and animal species maintained by the International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources.

Species Authority: The species authority, or the name(s) of scientist(s) or person(s) who first described Pelochelys cantorii is Gray, 1864 (IUCN Red List).

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Country Distribution: Pelochelys cantorii is found in the following countries:
    Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Malaysia, Myanmar, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Thailand, Viet Nam
(IUCN Red List).

Biome(s)/Ecosystem(s): IUCN lists the following as biomes for Pelochelys cantorii: Terrestrial; Freshwater (IUCN Red List).


Red List Category & Criteria: Pelochelys cantorii is listed as EN A1cd+2cd    ver 2.3 (1994) (IUCN Red List).

Year Assessed: Pelochelys cantorii's status was assessed in 2000 (IUCN Red List).

Assessor: Pelochelys cantorii's Red List status was evaluated by Asian Turtle Trade Working Group (IUCN Red List).

Red List Evaluator: The Red List Evaluator for Pelochelys cantorii is listed by IUCN as Buhlmann, K., Rhodin, A. & van Dijk, P.P. (Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Red List Authority) (IUCN Red List).

Red List Rational / Justification : Pelochelys cantorii is listed by IUCN for the following: P. cantorii is threatened over much of its range due to direct exploitation and habitat loss. It is found for sale in all markets in coastal areas of Bangladesh and in Indonesia is traded at low but steady volumes. The same situation is presumed to exist in many of the other range states. (IUCN Red List).

Red List History: Pelochelys cantorii was listed on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species in 1996 (IUCN Red List).

Data Sources for IUCN data: The following is a list of citations from the IUCN web site for Pelochelys cantorii:

Citations listed by IUCN

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (compilers and editors) 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland.

Hilton-Taylor, C. (compiler). 2000. 2000 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

IUCN/SSC Tortoise and Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group and Asian Turtle Trade Working Group. 2000. Changes to 1996 IUCN Red List Status of Asian Turtle Species. In: P.P. van Dijk, B.L. Stuart and A.G.J. Rhodin (eds). Asian Turtle Trade: Proceedings of a Workshop on Conservation and Trade of Freshwater Turtles and Tortoises in Asia, pp.156-164. Chelonian Research Monographs 2. Chelonian Research Foundation, Lunenburg, Massachusetts, USA.

(IUCN Red List).

Links: IUCN Red List Profile for Pelochelys cantorii (IUCN Red List). links_1.txt" -->Pelochelys cantorii-->EMBL reptile database


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