Category Archives: Africa

Bells Hingeback (Kinixys Belliana Belliana)

Bells Hingeback (Kinixys Belliana Belliana) Range-Somalia, northern Mozambique to east Cameroon and Nigeria. Centrally ranging in Africa. This species does overlap in range with the western bells (Kinixys Belliana Nogyuei) a complete different species commonly identified as Belliana Belliana. Habitat-Belliana … Continue reading

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Zombensis Hingeback (Kinixys Zombensis)

Zombensis (Kinixys zombensis) Range-Somalia to Republic of South Africa only inhabiting eastern regions of Africa. There range does not go much further from east to west by about 350 or so kilometers inland from the coast. Habitat-Savanas where the zombensis … Continue reading

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Lobatse Hingeback (Kinixys Lobatsiana)

Lobatse Hingeback (Kinixys Lobatsiana) Range-Kenya to Republic of South Africa only inhabiting eastern regions of Africa. There range does not go much further from east to west by about 400 or so kilometers inland from the coast. Habitat-Savanas where the … Continue reading

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Pyxis Planicauda

    Flat Tailed Tortoise(Pyxis Planicauda) Range-Central Western  Madagascar. Habitat-Low land dry forest comprise of this species habitat in Western Madagascar. They are endemic only at the basin of the rivers Monrondava and Tsirbihina. A mixture of forests and thorny bushes … Continue reading

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Pyxis Arachnoides Brygooi

  Range-Northern  Madagascar. Habitat-Coastal Forests mixed with thorn bush makes up most the pyxis arachnoides brygooi species habitat. Little rainfall occurs in these areas. When the dryest part of the season comes around they will aestivate after laying their eggs. Ounce … Continue reading

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Natals Hinge Back (Kinixys Natalensis)

Range-Southern Mozambique to Republic of South Africa Habitat-Regions where the Natals is found has such a diverse geographical comprise. The land survey can depict from grasslands to rocky hillsides with gorges in between. Primarily the areas very the Natals are … Continue reading

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Pancake (Malacochersus Tornieri)

Range- Eastern Africa, Somalia, Tanzania, and Zimbabwe. Habitat-The pancake tortoise lives up in mountainous regions in eastern Africa. The landscape is very rocky, and has little life of plants. What plants do live there are thorny succulents, and trees. Little … Continue reading

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Homes Hingeback (Kinixys Homeana)

Range – Sierra Leon, Liberia, Cameroon, Congo, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Nigeria, Benin, Ghana, Gabon, and some parts of Togo. This species lives in very swampy regions in the western African jungle areas. They are much like Kinixys erosa, but are a … Continue reading

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Serrated Hingeback (Kinixys Erosa)

Range – Sierra Leon, Togo, Uganda, Ghana, Gambia, Rwanda, Cameroon, Ivory Coast, Senegal, Angola, Nigeria, and Liberia.   Habitat – Serrated hinge-back tortoises are found in regions of tropical rain forests along the mid-levels in these African nations in mountainous and cloud forest type … Continue reading

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Radiated (Astrochelys Radiata)

Range- Madagascar, primarily on the west and east southern regions of the Island.   Habitat- The Radiated tortoise is a forest- and savanna-dwelling species. The unique and diverse geographical anomaly of Madagascar plays a very different role in the common … Continue reading

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