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Burmese Brown Tortoise history

The Burmese Brown Tortoise can be found in parts of Southeast Asia, including Myanmar, Assam, Thailand, Sumatra, the Malay Peninsula and Borneo. This species was first recorded in 1844 by Schelgel and Muller. Initially it was classified as 'Testudo emys', but since then, their taxonomy has been altered. Today they are classified by the genus 'Manouria' which includes the largest Asiatic land tortoises. The Burmese Brown Tortoise is classified by the species name 'emys' and is further broken down into two subspecies, 'e. emys' and 'e. phayrei'. In 1979 Wirot classified ' e. phayrei' as 'Geochelone nutapundi' and they are best known under this taxonomy.

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