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Platysternon megacephalum (Big-headed Turtle) is a species of turtle in the family big-headed turtles. It is listed as endangered by IUCN and in CITES Appendix I. It is associated with freshwater habitat. It is found in the Palearctic and the Indo-Malayan Realm. It is a herbivore. Individuals are known to live for 27 years.

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  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/CITES_I
  • Definition: Appendix I lists species that are the most endangered among CITES-listed animals and plants. They are threatened with extinction and CITES prohibits international trade in specimens of these species except when the purpose of the import is not commercial, for instance for scientific research. In these exceptional cases, trade may take place provided it is authorized by the granting of both an import permit and an export permit (or re-export certificate). Article VII of the Convention provides for a number of exemptions to this general prohibition.
  • Source: https://www.speciesplus.net/#/taxon_concepts/8391/legal
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Big-headed Turtle