EMYSystem Species Page: Malacochersus tornieri
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Malacochersus (Pancake Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Malacochersus tornieri (African Pancake Tortoise)
range of species Malacochersus tornieri
approximate range
Original Description Siebenrock 1903b : 443
Type Locality "bei Bussisia [= Busisi] am Viktoria Nyanza" [Tanzania]
Holotype ZMB 11740, destroyed during World War II.
Original name Testudo tornieri
Common name African Pancake Tortoise
Distribution Kenya and Tanzania
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957), Groombridge (1982), and Broadley (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989)
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