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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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