By: Luke Chua
Geoemyda japonica, threatened species. Okinawa, Japan.
The Northern River Terrapin (Batagur baska), is a species of riverine turtle. It is one of the most critically endangered turtle species according to a 2000 assessment by the IUCN. Maximum carapace length is 60 cm. This species is found only in parts of India (West Bengal and Orissa), Bangladesh, Myanmar, Cambodia (where it may have been extirpated).