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








Genus
Malacochersus

African Pancake Tortoise

Spaltenschildkröte

Spalteskildpadde, Pandekageskildpadde, (Torniers Skildpadde)

1929 Malacochersus Lindholm (type species: Testudo tornieri Siebenrock 1903)

Contents: 1 species, which is not endemic.
Endemism: 0% 100%
Distribution: As for the single species.

Malacochersus tornieri

African Pancake Tortoise, Flat Tortoise, Crevice Tortoise, Softshell Tortoise, (Tornier's Tortoise)

Spaltenschildkröte

Spalteskildpadde, Pandekageskildpadde, (Torniers Skildpadde)

1903 Testudo tornieri Siebenrock
Malacochersus tornieri Mertens, Müller & Rust 1934
1920 Testudo loveridgii Boulenger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Malacochersus loveridgei [lapsus] Pritchard 1967

Distribution: Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia.


Malacochersus tornieri
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