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Taxonomy of the family Testudinidae
Bibliography of the genus Astrochelys
Biodiversity of the family Testudinidae








Genus
Astrochelys

Madagascar Tortoises

Madagaskar-Landschildkröten, Strahlenschildkröten

Madagascar-landskildpadder

1873 Astrochelys Gray (type species: Testudo radiata Shaw 1802)
2006 Angonoka Le, Raxworthy, McCord & Mertz (type species: Testudo yniphora Vaillant 1885; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006; Fritz & Bininda-Emonds 2007)

Contents: 2 species, both of which are endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: Madagascar.

Astrochelys radiata

Radiated Tortoise

Strahlenschildkröte

Stråleskildpadde

1802 Testudo radiata Shaw
Asterochelys radiata Gray 1873
Geochelone radiata Loveridge & Williams 1957
1802 Testudo coui Daudin (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1869 Testudo desertorum Grandidier (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1941 Testudo hypselonota Bourret (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Introduced to: Mauritius (Rodrigues, Round Island), Reunion.
Distribution: Madagascar.


Astrochelys radiata
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Astrochelys yniphora

Northern Madagascar Spur Tortoise, Angonoka, Madagascar Angulated Tortoise, Madagascar Tortoise, Ploughshare Tortoise

Madagassische Schnabelbrustschildkröte

Madagascar-plovskildpadde

1885 Testudo yniphora Vaillant
Testudo radiata yniphora Siebenrock 1909
Asterochelys yniphora Loveridge & Williams 1957
Geochelone yniphora Loveridge & Williams 1957
Angonoka yniphora Le, Raxworthy, McCord & Mertz 2006

Distribution: Madagascar.


Astrochelys yniphora
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