EMYSystem Genus Page: Pyxis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Pyxis (Spider Tortoises)
range of genus Pyxis
approximate range
P. arachnoides
P. planicauda
Original Description Bell 1827 : 395
Common name Spider Tortoises
Distribution Madagascar
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1981), who placed Acinixys in the synonymy of this genus. Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957), and Obst (1978, 1980).
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