EMYSystem Species Page: Chersina angulata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Chersina (Bowsprit Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Chersina angulata (South African Bowsprit Tortoise)
range of species Chersina angulata
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 321
Type Locality "Patria ignota" [= country unknown]
Holotype Not designated, although in MNHN according to original description; a stuffed specimen received from the MNHN (SMF 7857) is not the specimen measured in Schweigger 1812, but may be a syntype according to Crumly pers. comm.; see also King and Burke 1989:71; MNHN 4087 is the syntype measured by Schweigger 1812:360, according to R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Testudo angulata
Common name South African Bowsprit Tortoise
Distribution Namibia and Republic of South Africa
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957), Greig and Burdett (1976), Boycott and Bourquin (1988), and Branch (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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