Q. With reference to Leith’s Softshell Turtle consider the following statements:
1.They are endemic to peninsular India.
2.The species is listed on Schedule IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972.
Select the correct statements using the codes given below:

[A] 1 only

[B] 2 only

[C] Both 1 and 2

[D] Neither 1 nor 2

Answer: C
Notes:

Statement 1: Leith’s Softshell Turtle is a large fresh water soft-shelled turtle which is endemic to peninsular India and it inhabits rivers and reservoirs.

Statement 2: The species is listed on Schedule IV of the Wild Life (Protection) Act, 1972 and it is classified as ‘Critically Endangered’ by the IUCN.

Source: PIB