EMYSystem Text Only Species Page: Geochelone carbonaria
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order..........TESTUDINES (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
genus...............Geochelone (Typical Tortoises)
species..............Geochelone carbonaria (Red-footed Tortoise)
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- Original Description
- Spix 1824 : 22
- Originally in ZSM, now lost; Hoogmoed and Gruber 1983:354 selected plate XVI of Spix 1824 as lectotype.
- Type Locality
- "Habitat sub cognomine 'Capitary' (?) ad flumen Amazonum" [South America]
- Original name
- Testudo carbonaria
- Common Name
- Red-footed Tortoise
- Panama and Colombia to Paraguay, Brazil, and Argentina; introduced onto many of the islands in the West Indies (see Schwartz and Thomas, 1975; Censky, 1988; and Schwartz and Henderson, 1991
- Subgenus Chelonoidis according to Bour (1984c). Confused with Geochelone denticulata prior to Williams (1960). Reviewed by Castaņo and Lugo (1981), Groombridge (1982), Pritchard and Trebbau (1984), and Walker (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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