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Narrow-Headed Soft-Shelled Turtle

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The Narrow-Headed Soft-Shelled Turtle is native to the waters of India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh. They are one of the worlds endangered turtles.
  Narrow-Headed Soft-Shelled Turtle coming out of its shell
 
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Description

Latin Name: Chitra indica Conservation Status: Endangered
Distribution: India, Pakistan, Nepal, Bangladesh
 
The Narrow-Headed Soft-Shelled Turtle is an olive green in colour. They are seldom seen in Bangladesh, and as such are considered Critically Endangered in that country.
 

Classification

- Kingdom: Animalia
 - Phylum: Chordata
  - Class: Sauropsida
   - Order: Testudines
    - Suborder: Cryptodira
     - Family: Trionychidae
      - Genus: Chitra
       - Species: C. indica
 

         
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