EMYSystem Species Page: Geochelone denticulata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Geochelone (Typical Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Geochelone denticulata (South American Yellow-footed Tortoise)
range of species Geochelone denticulata
approximate range
Original Description Linnaeus 1766 : 352
Type Locality "Virginia" [USA]; in error
Holotype NRM De Geer collection 21, according to Andersson 1900:25.
Original name Testudo denticulata
Common name South American Yellow-footed Tortoise
Distribution South America, east of the Andes, from Colombia and Venezuela to Bolivia and Brazil; Trinidad
Comments Subgenus Chelonoidis according to Bour (1984c). See Comment under Geochelone carbonaria and Geochelone elephantina. Reviewed by Castaņo and Lugo (1981), Hoogmoed and Gruber (1983), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984), and Walker (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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