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Types of Tortoise

African Spurred Tortoise
African Spurred Tortoise

The African spurred tortoise, also called the sulcata tortoise, is a species of tortoise, which inhabits the southern edge of the Sahara desert, in Africa. It is the third-largest species of tortoise in the world, the largest species of mainland tortoise, and the only extant species in the genus Centrochelys.

Aldabra Giant Tortoise
Aldabra Giant Tortoise

The Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Aldabrachelys
Aldabrachelys

The Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea), from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world.

Asian Forest Tortoise
Asian Forest Tortoise

The Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys), also known as the Asian brown tortoise, is a species of tortoise endemic to Southeast Asia. It is believed to be among the most primitive of living tortoises, based on molecular and morphological studies.

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Bell's Hinge-Back Tortoise
Bell's Hinge-Back Tortoise

Bell's hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys belliana) is a species of African tortoise, from the family Testudinidae. It has the hinge that characterizes all tortoises in the genus Kinixys.

Bolson Tortoise
Bolson Tortoise

The Bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus), also called the Mexican giant tortoise or yellow-margined tortoise, is a species of tortoise from North America. Of the six North American tortoise species, it is the largest, having a carapace length of about 46 cm (18 in).

Burmese Star Tortoise
Burmese Star Tortoise

The Burmese star tortoise (Geochelone platynota) is a critically endangered tortoise species, native to the dry, deciduous forests of Myanmar (Burma). It is close to extinction in Myanmar, as it is eaten both by the native Burmese, and is still exported to the Chinese food markets.

Chaco Tortoise
Chaco Tortoise

The Chaco tortoise is mainly found in Argentina, but also in Bolivia and Paraguay, mainly within the Chaco and Monte ecoregions. Its distribution is mainly limited by temperature-related variables, and precipitation in the reproductive period.

Common Tortoise
Common Tortoise

The common Tortoise (Testudo graeca) or also known as Greek tortoise, or spur-thighed tortoise, is one of the 5 species of Mediterranean tortoise (genus Testudo and Agrionemys, family Testudinidae). The other four species are the Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni), Russian tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii), Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni), and marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata).

Egyptian Tortoise
Egyptian Tortoise

The Egyptian tortoise is one of the smallest tortoises in the world, which seems to be the greatest appeal for tortoise keepers with limited space. The tortoise’s most distinctive features, besides its small size, are the two triangular markings on the bottom of its shell, which become more pronounced with age.

Elongated Tortoise
Elongated Tortoise

The elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia Description. Juvenile (584 days) Shell ...

Forsten's Tortoise
Forsten's Tortoise

Forsten's tortoise (Indotestudo forstenii) is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae. Forsten's tortoise is one of three tortoise species placed in the ...

Galpagos Tortoise
Galpagos Tortoise

The Galapagos Tortoise Movement Ecology Programme is a collaborative project coordinated by Dr Stephen Blake of the Max Planck Institute for Ornithology. Its goal is to assist the Galapagos National Park to effectively conserve giant tortoises by conducting cutting-edge applied science, and developing an inspirational tortoise-based outreach ...

Geometric Tortoise
Geometric Tortoise

The Geometric tortoise is able to have specific dietary preferences, adaptation to wet habitats and topographical factors to survival in the habitat. The distribution range of the Geometric tortoise lies within a winter rainfall area, which has 350–600 mm annual precipitation.

Gopher Tortoise
Gopher Tortoise

The gopher tortoise is a representative of the genus Gopherus, which contains the only tortoises native to North America. This species of gopher tortoise is the state reptile of Georgia and the state tortoise of Florida.

Hadrianus
Hadrianus

Hadrianus utahensis Hadrianus is an extinct genus of tortoise belonging to the Testudinidae found in the United States and Spain and believed to be the oldest true tortoise known. The genus is thought to be closely related to the genus Manouria.

Hermann's Tortoise
Hermann's Tortoise

Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni) is one of five tortoise species traditionally placed in the genus Testudo, the others being the marginated tortoise (T. marginata), Greek tortoise (T. graeca, or common tortoise), Russian tortoise (T. horsfieldii), and Kleinmann's tortoise (T. kleinmanni, or Egyptian tortoise).

Homopus
Homopus

Homopus is a genus of tiny tortoises in the Testudinidae family, endemic to southern Africa. The genus includes the smallest tortoises in the world.

Impressed Tortoise
Impressed Tortoise

It depends where you live. Are they available domestically? What are the laws on reptile importation where you live? Hello sir: Where can I obtain an...

Indian Star Tortoise
Indian Star Tortoise

The Indian star tortoise (Geochelone elegans) is a threatened species of tortoise found in dry areas and scrub forest in India and Sri Lanka. This species is quite popular in the exotic pet trade, which is the main reason it is endangered.

Indotestudo
Indotestudo

Elongated tortoise (Indotestudo elongata) is a species of tortoise found in Southeast Asia and parts of South Asia.

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Kinixys
Kinixys

Kinixys, hinge-back tortoise, is a genus of turtles in the family Testudinidae. The species in the genus Kinixys are native to mainland Africa and commonly known as hinged tortoises.

Leopard Tortoise
Leopard Tortoise

The leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) is a large and attractively marked tortoise found in the savannas of eastern and southern Africa, from Sudan to the southern Cape. It is the only member of the genus Stigmochelys, although in the past it was commonly placed in Geochelone.

Manouria
Manouria

The Asian forest tortoise (Manouria emys), also known as the Asian brown tortoise, is a species of tortoise endemic to Southeast Asia. It is believed to be among the most primitive of living tortoises, based on molecular and morphological studies.

Marginated Tortoise
Marginated Tortoise

The marginated tortoise (Testudo marginata) is a species of tortoise found in Greece, Italy and the Balkans in southern Europe. It is the largest European tortoise, reaching a weight of up to 5 kg (11 lb) and a length of 35 cm (14 in).

Ploughshare Tortoise
Ploughshare Tortoise

Location: The ploughshare tortoise is found only in a sixty square kilometre area in north-western Madagascar, around Baly Bay. The terrain and flora here is mixed, including mangrove swamp, savannah, bamboo scrub, and deciduous forest. Most of the region is within 50 meters of sea level. The tortoises prefer dense bamboo thickets.

Radiated Tortoise
Radiated Tortoise

The radiated tortoise (Astrochelys radiata) is a species in the family Testudinidae. Although this species is native to and most abundant in southern Madagascar, it can also be found in the rest of this island, and has been introduced to the islands of Réunion and Mauritius.

Red-Footed Tortoise
Red-Footed Tortoise

The red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonarius) is a species of tortoises from northern South America. These medium-sized tortoises generally average 30 cm (12 in) as adults, but can reach over 40 cm (16 in).

Russian Tortoise
Russian Tortoise

The Russian tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii), also commonly known as Horsfield's tortoise, Afghan tortoise or the Central Asian tortoise, is a threatened species of tortoise. Human activities in its native habitat contribute to its threatened status.

Speckled Cape Tortoise
Speckled Cape Tortoise

Homopus signatus is the world's smallest species of tortoise. It is commonly known as the speckled tortoise and also known locally as the speckled padloper and internationally as the speckled Cape tortoise. A member of the genus Homopus, it is endemic to South Africa and Southern Namibia.

Texas Tortoise
Texas Tortoise

The Texas tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri), is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae.The species G. berlandieri is one of six species of tortoises that are native to North America

Yellow-Footed Tortoise
Yellow-Footed Tortoise

The yellow-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulatus), also known as the Brazilian giant tortoise [by whom?], is a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae and is closely related to the red-footed tortoise (C. carbonaria).

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