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Tortoise: Serrated or Kalahari Tent

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Tortoise: Serrated or Kalahari Tent

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:35 am

Can someone please help me ID this little one?

As far as I can make out from Google: it is defenetily a tented tortoise, but not too sure which one? Namaqualand (tentorius trimeni)/ Bushmanland ( verroxii) or maybe even a Geometric Tortoise ( Psammobates geometricus)
I know there are two others : Kalahari and Karoo tent tortoise too?

Would love some help...
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Re: Tortoise ID needed

Unread postby xenokal » Sat Jan 23, 2010 1:49 pm

Hi Yolande..

The marginals are serrated and there is a radial pattern with dark rays. Based on the details from the field guide to reptiles by Bill Branch I would say this little fellow is a Serrated or Kalahari Tent Tortoise (psammobates oculiferus)...
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Re: Tortoise ID needed

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sat Jan 23, 2010 5:57 pm

Thanks for the info! :thumbs_up:
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Re: Tortoise ID needed

Unread postby Bobbi Jane » Sat Jan 23, 2010 6:04 pm

Agree, Kalahari tent tortoise! Have seen many with big variety of colouring! Nice photo!
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Re: Tortoise ID needed

Unread postby Yolandé Oelsen » Sun Jan 24, 2010 8:11 pm

:twisted: Thanks Bobbi
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