EMYSystem Species Page: Kinixys belliana
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Kinixys (Hinge-back Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Kinixys belliana (Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise)
range of species Kinixys belliana
approximate range
Original Description Gray 1831b : 69
Type Locality Not stated; "West Africa" according to label on BMNH 1947.3.5.73
Holotype BMNH 1979.919; not BMNH 1947.3.5.73 as originally indicated in the BMNH catalog, according to Broadley 1981a:196.
Original name Kinixys belliana
Common name Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise
Distribution Ethiopia to Senegal to Botswana and Republic of South Africa; Madagascar (where it may be introduced)
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957), Greig and Burdett (1976), Broadley (1981a), Boycott and Bourquin (1988), and Broadley (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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