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








Genus
Psammobates

South African Star Tortoises, African Starred Tortoises

Südafrikanische Landschildkröten

Sydafrikanske Stjerneskildpadder

1835 Psammobates Fitzinger (type species: Testudo geometrica Linnaeus 1758)
1870 Chersinella Gray (type species: Testudo geometrica Linnaeus 1758; syn. Fritz & Havas 2006)

Contents: 3 species, of which 1 (33.3%) is endemic.
Distribution: S. Africa.
Reported from: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo, North West Province, Northern Cape, Western Cape), Zimbabwe.

Psammobates geometricus

Geometric Tortoise

Geometrische Landschildkröte

Geometrisk Landskildpadde

1758 Testudo geometrica Linnaeus
Chersine geometrica Merrem 1820
Psammobates geometricus Fitzinger 1843
Peltastes geometricus Gray 1870
Chersinella geometrica Hewitt 1933
1801 Testudo luteola Daudin (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1893 Testudo strauchi Lidth de Jeude (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chersinella strauchi Hewitt 1933

Distribution: South Africa (Western Cape).


Psammobates oculiferus

African Serrated Star Tortoise, Serrated Tent Tortoise, Kalahari Tent Tortoise

Stachelrand-Landschildkröte

Savtakket Stjerneskildpadde

1820 Testudo oculifera Kuhl
Emys oculifera Gray 1831
Clemmys oculifera Strauch 1862
Chersinella oculifera Hewitt 1933
Psammobates oculifera Hewitt 1937
1839 Testudo semiserrata Smith (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Peltastes semiserratus Gray 1870

Distribution: Botswana, Namibia, South Africa (Free State, Limpopo, North West Province, Northern Cape), Zimbabwe.


Psammobates tentorius

African Tent Tortoise, South African Tent Tortoise

Höcker-Landschildkröte

Sydafrikansk Teltskildpadde

1828 Testudo tentoria Bell
Testudo geometrica var. tentoria Gray 1844
Peltastes tentorius Gray 1870
Chersinella tentoria Hewitt 1933
Psammobates tentoria Hewitt 1937
1839 Testudo verroxii Smith
Peltastes verroxii Gray 1870
Chersinella verroxii Hewitt 1934
Psammobates tentorius verroxii Loveridge & Williams 1957
Testudo tentoria verroxii Wermuth & Mertens 1961
1856 Testudo geometrica var. nigriventris Gray (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1870 Peltastes verreauxii Gray [substitute name for Testudo verroxii Smith 1839]
Testudo verreauxii Rochebrune 1884
1886 Testudo fiski Boulenger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Testudo tentoria var. fiskii Duerden 1907
Chersinella fiski Hewitt 1934
Psammobates fiskii FitzSimons 1938
1886 Testudo smithi Boulenger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chersinella verroxii smithi Hewitt 1934
Testudo verroxii smithi Mertens 1955
1886 Testudo trimeni Boulenger
Chersinella trimeni Hewitt 1933
Psammobates trimeni Hewitt 1937
Psammobates tentorius trimeni Loveridge & Williams 1957
Testudo tentoria trimeni Wermuth & Mertens 1961
1903 Testudo seimundi Boulenger (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Chersinella fiski seimundi Hewitt 1934
1904 Testudo boettgeri Siebenrock [not Testudo graeca var. boettgeri Mojsisovics 1889]
Chersinella verroxii boettgeri Hewitt 1934
Chersinella boettgeri FitzSimons 1935
1906 Homopus bergeri Lindholm (Branch 1992, 2007; Fritz & Havas 2006)
Testudo bergeri Siebenrock 1909
Chersinella verroxii bergeri Hewitt 1934
Testudo smithi bergeri Mertens & Wermuth 1955
Testudo verroxii bergeri Mertens 1955
1929 Testudo oscarboettgeri Lindholm [subsitute name for Testudo boettgeri Siebenrock 1904]
1933 Chersinella tentoria albanica Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates tentoria albanica Hewitt 1937
1933 Chersinella tentoria duerdeni Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates tentoria duerdeni Hewitt 1937
1933 Chersinella tentoria hexensis Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1933 Chersinella tentoria karuella Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1933 Chersinella tentoria karuica Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1933 Chersinella tentoria lativittata Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1933 Chersinella tentoria piscatella Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates tentoria piscatella Hewitt 1937
1933 Chersinella tentoria subsulcata Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1933 Chersinella tentoria tentorioides Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates tentoria tentorioides Hewitt 1937
1934 Chersinella fiski colesbergensis Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates fiski colesbergensis Hewitt 1937
1934 Chersinella fiski cronwrighti Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
Psammobates fiski cronwrighti Hewitt 1937
1934 Chersinella fiski grica Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1934 Chersinella fiski gricoides Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1934 Chersinella fiski orangensis Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1934 Chersinella schonlandi Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1934 Chersinella verroxii amasensis Hewitt (Fritz & Havas 2006)
1938 Psammobates depressa Fitzsimons (Fritz & Havas 2006)

Other common names:
tentorius: Common Tent Tortoise
trimeni: Western Tent Tortoise
verroxii: Northern Tent Tortoise
Distribution: Namibia, South Africa (Eastern Cape, Free State, Northern Cape, Western Cape).