EMYSystem Species Page: Homopus areolatus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Homopus (Cape Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Homopus areolatus (Beaked Cape Tortoise)
range of species Homopus areolatus
approximate range
Original Description Thunberg 1787 : 180
Type Locality "India" (in error)
Holotype ZIUS 298
Original name Testudo areolata
Common name Beaked Cape Tortoise
Distribution Southern 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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