EMYSystem Species Page: Psammobates tentorius
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Psammobates (South African Star Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Psammobates tentorius (Tent Tortoise)
range of species Psammobates tentorius
approximate range
Original Description Bell 1828a : 420
Type Locality "Africā?"
Holotype OUM 8570
Original name Testudo tentoria
Common name Tent Tortoise
Distribution Namibia and 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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