EMYSystem Species Page: Homopus femoralis
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Homopus (Cape Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Homopus femoralis (Karroo Cape Tortoise)
range of species Homopus femoralis
approximate range
Original Description Boulenger 1888b : 251
Type Locality "Cradock" [Cape Province, Republic of South Africa]
Syntypes (apparently 3 specimens) BMNH 1946.1.22.54 (formerly BMNH 1888.12.28.1) and two other specimens not located.
Original name Homopus femoralis
Common name Karroo Cape Tortoise
Distribution 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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