EMYSystem Species Page: Psammobates oculifera
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Psammobates (South African Star Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Psammobates oculifera (Serrated Tortoise)
range of species Psammobates oculifera
approximate range
Original Description Kuhl 1820 : 77
Type Locality "Cap" [= Cape, Republic of South Africa]
Holotype ZMB 223; destroyed during World War II
Original name Testudo oculifera
Common name Serrated Tortoise
Distribution Namibia, Botswana, and Republic of South Africa
Comments Reviewed by Loveridge and Williams (1957), Greig and Burdett (1976), Boycott and Bourquin (1988), and Boycott and Branch (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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