Red and Yellow Foot and Phylogeographies

Red and Yellow Foot and Phylogeographies

North Eastern type of C.Carbonaria from Suriname.

North Eastern type of C.Carbonaria from Suriname.

 

C.Dendiculata from Guyana

C.Dendiculata from Guyana

Red foot and yellow foot tortoises are both found in South America. Both a very popular species in animal keeping in captivity. Studies have been done that merely question the differences among them. Well given the range and different climate and ecosystems they are found. Yellow foots are found in a smaller range and wet tropical forest. Red foots are found in Sub tropical savannas. Although very closely related this article defines the genetic differences and even the complete genetic haplotype differences in each location of species to be different as well.

http://www.fundacionbiodiversa.org/pdf/Mario/Vargas_2010_Chelonoidis.pdf

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