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 Post subject: Tortoise: Serrated or Kalahari Tent
Unread postPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:35 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise ID needed
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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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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise ID needed
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Thanks for the info! :thumbs_up:

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

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 Post subject: Re: Tortoise ID needed
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:twisted: Thanks Bobbi

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