Q. With reference to Red Crowned Roofed Turtle, consider the following statements:
1. This species is found in Chambal River in central India with isolated populations in Ganges and Brahmaputra River basins.
2. It is listed as vulnerable species under the IUCN red list.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
- Statement 1 is correct: s a species of freshwater turtle endemic to South Asia. The last known stronghold for this river turtle is on the Chambal River in central India, however, small isolated populations may still exist in the Ganges and Brahmaputra River basins.
- Statement 2 is incorrect: The species is listed as Critically Endangered under IUCN red list.