EMYSystem Species Page: Pyxis arachnoides
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Pyxis (Spider Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Pyxis arachnoides (Common Spider Tortoise)
range of species Pyxis arachnoides
approximate range
Original Description Bell 1827 : 395
Type Locality Not stated; designated as "Soalara (Baie de Saint-Augustin), sud-ouest de Madagascar" by Bour (1978:153)
Syntypes (2 specimens) OUM 1092; OUM 8528; OUM 1092 (=13a)
Original name Pyxis arachnoides
Common name Common Spider Tortoise
Distribution Southwestern Madagascar
Comments Reviewed by Bour (1978, 1981), Obst (1978, 1980), Groombridge (1982), and Durrell et al. (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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