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non CITES protected chelonians in the markets
Pyxidea mouhotti - Keeled box turtle
40 RMB ($5 US) per Kg
30-100 RMB ($4 - 12 US) for 3" to adult for a pet
China, India, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Myanmar, ? Thailand, Viet Nam
A variety of keeled box turtles were available in numerous food, medicinal, and pet markets in China. Most of the specimens were relatively small at around 4 inches or so.
The two pictures below show a keeled box turtle from the Guangzhou Qing Ping markets.
The mouhotti below was mixed in with a variety of other chelonia in a pet market in Chengdu.
This elongata climbing mouhotti was in the medicinal market of Qing Ping in Guangzhou.
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