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








Genus
Chersina

Angulate Tortoise

Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte

Afrikansk Plovskildpadde

1831 Chersina Gray in Griffith [not Chersina Humphrey 1797 (Gastropoda; nomen illegitimum, ICZN 1956: Direction 32)] (type species: Testudo angulata Schweigger 1812)
1929 Goniochersus Lindholm (type species: Testudo angulata Schweigger 1812; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)
1931 Neotestudo Hewitt (type species: Testudo angulata Schweigger 1812; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Remarks: Bour & Ohler (2008) presented an overview of the confused history of the names Chersine Merrem 1820, and Chersina Gray 1831.
Distribution: As for the single species.

Chersina angulata

Angulate Tortoise, South African Bowsprit Tortoise

Afrikanische Schnabelbrustschildkröte

Afrikansk Plovskildpadde

1812 Testudo angulata Schweigger
Chersina angulata Gray 1831
Neotestudo angulata Hewitt 1931
Goniochersus angulatus Mertens, Müller & Rust 1934
Chersine angulata Hewitt 1937
Goniocherus angulatus Mertens & Wermuth 1955
1812 Testudo tabulata var. africana Schweigger [not Testudo africana Hermann 1804] (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1828 Testudo bellii Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Remarks: According to Fritz & Havas (2006), Namibian records are doubtful.
Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape).