EMYSystem Species Page: Kinixys erosa
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Kinixys (Hinge-back Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Kinixys erosa (Serrated Hinge-back Tortoise)
range of species Kinixys erosa
approximate range
Original Description Schweigger 1812 : 321
Type Locality "America septentrionali" (in error)
Syntypes (possibly 3 specimens) Not located; possibly in the Mannheim Museum and Leverian Museum according to R. Bour pers. comm.
Original name Testudo erosa
Common name Serrated Hinge-back Tortoise
Distribution Gambia to Republic of the Congo and Uganda
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957) and Broadley (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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