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Chaco tortoise habitat Occurs in dry, sub-montane plains, deserts and semi-deserts with scrub and trees, from below sea-level to over 1, m 2. Bradley; Roger, Bour Juveniles have been captured and sold domestically as pets since the s, but it was not until the s that international demand began to grow, as trade in other tortoise species became progressively banned 6.

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Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis Conservation status. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 2: Johns Hopkins University Press, pp.

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The Herpetological Journal 25 2: Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Chaco tortoise biology Most activity occurs in spring, particularly during chelonokdis mornings, when the Chaco tortoise feeds primarily on plants of the Plantago genus. Articles with ‘species’ microformats. Rhodin [turtle taxonomy working group] Tubercle A small wart-like or angular swelling. Lesser bulldog bat Noctilio albiventris.

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English translation by P. Specimens found farther south tend to be much larger than those found in farther north populations. Testudinidae based on mitochondrial and nuclear genes. Abdala,Javier Nori, Hussam Zaher chelinoidis African spurred tortoise Centrochelys sulcata.

The oval upper shell carapace may be either totally yellowish brown or have dark-brown to black growth rings annuli surrounding a tan centre on each scute.

Turtles of the World, Update: The Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensisalso known commonly as the Chelonoidos tortoisethe Patagonian tortoiseor the chilfnsis wood tortoiseis a species of tortoise in the family Testudinidae. Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival.

Chelonoidis chilensis | The Reptile Database

Hermann’s tortoise Kleinmann’s tortoise Marginated tortoise Russian tortoise Spur-thighed tortoise. The Reptiles of Paraguay: Cyclanorbinae Cyclanorbis Cycloderma Lissemys. Elongated tortoise Forsten’s tortoise Travancore tortoise. Chelonoidis chilensis Gray chilensks, Clemmys Emys Glyptemys Terrapene. The rim of the shell is slightly serrated and has a dark wedge of pigment at the back edge of each scute.


Ernst, Carl H Up to three clutches of one to seven eggs may be laid each season, which hatch after 12 to 16 months. Chelonian Research Monographs No. Angonoka tortoise Radiated tortoise. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Asian forest tortoise Impressed tortoise.

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Chelonoidis chilensis GRAY, Find more photos by Google images search: Like many other tortoises, the Chaco tortoise has a late onset cheloonoidis maturity and low reproductive rate, making diminished populations slow to recover 5.

However, the chlonoidis of nomenclature give precedence to the name chilensiseven though it was based on an erroneous assumption, and the name has persisted.

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