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Lissemys punctata andersoni was discovered, identified and photographically recorded with the help of the local community in Darjeeling Hills, West Bengal for the first time at an elevation of 1440 m in a small village (27.032377°N-88.355111°E) in Takdah Cantonment located in Kurseong Subdivision of District Darjeeling, West Bengal, India. This sub-species had never been reported from West Bengal, India, and Darjeeling- Sikkim Himalayas before. The sighted individual was a sub-adult, with a carapace length of 180 mm and had a 9 mm long slit on the right dorsal carapace. The individual was later surrendered to the Forest Department of West Bengal by the local community.
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