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Lobatse hinge back tortoise

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Testudinidae
Scientific name  Kinixys lobatsiana
Rank  Species
Class  Reptilia
Genus  Kinixys
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Turtle
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Similar  Kinixys, Natal hinge‑back tortoise, Turtle, Homopus boulengeri, Speke's hinge‑back tortoise

The Lobatse hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys lobatsiana) is a species of turtle in the Testudinidae family. It is found in Southern Africa. Originally a subspecies of Bell's hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys belliana), this southern African tortoise was elevated to full species status by herpetologist, Broadley in 1993.

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Description

This turtle has an elongated, and rather narrow carapace up to 16.7 cm, which is slightly domed to flattened with a low, disrupted medial keel.

Range and habitat

This species is endemic to the Southern African countries of South Africa and Botswana. More specifically, it is restricted to northern South Africa and southeastern Botswana. Here it inhabits Acacia and Combretum woodlands as well as bushveld.

References

Lobatse hinge-back tortoise Wikipedia


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