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








Genus
Homopus

Four-toed Dwarf Tortoises, Padlopers, Cape Tortoises

Vierzehen-Flachschildkröten*

Firtåede Dværglandskildpadder*

1835 Homopus Dumeril & Bibron (type species: Testudo areolata Thunberg 1787)

Contents: 2 species, of which 1 (50.0%) is endemic.
Remarks: Previously included Chersobius.
Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape).

Homopus areolatus

Common Padloper, Beaked Cape Tortoise, Parrot-beaked Tortoise, Areolated Tortoise, Grooved Mountain Tortoise

Areolen-Flachschildkröte

Almindelig Dværglandskildpadde*

1787 Testudo areolata Thunberg
Chersine areolata Merrem 1820
Homopus areolatus Duméril & Bibron 1835
1801 Testudo fasciata Daudin (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chersine fasciata Merrem 1820
1804 Testudo africana Hermann (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1820 Chersine tetradactyla Merrem (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1831 Testudo areolata var. pallida Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Distribution: South Africa (Eastern Cape, Northern Cape, Western Cape).


Homopus femoralis

Greater Padloper, (Karroo Cape Tortoise, Karroo Tortoise)

Sporn-Flachschildkröte

Stor Dværglandskildpadde*

1888 Homopus femoralis Boulenger
Testudo femoralis Strauch 1890

Distribution: Lesotho, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape).