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Radiated Tortoise

Astrochelys radiata (Shaw 1802)

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Astrochelys radiata (Radiated Tortoise) is a species of turtles in the family tortoises. They are listed as critically endangered by IUCN and in cites appendix i. They are associated with freshwater habitat. They are native to Ethiopia. They are diurnal herbivores. They have sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous.

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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/6950/legal
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Radiated Tortoise. View this species on GBIF