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Turtles (Testudines)

   Genera


Aldabrachelys
Aldabra Tortoise


Astrochelys
Madagascar Tortoises


Centrochelys
African Spurred Tortoise


Chelonoidis
South American Tortoises


Chersina
Angulate Tortoise


Chersobius
Five-toed Dwarf Tortoises


Cylindraspis [extinct]
Mascarene Islands Giant Tortoises


Geochelone
South Asian Star Tortoises


Gopherus
Gopher Tortoises


Homopus
Four-toed Dwarf Tortoises


Indotestudo
Asian Tortoises


Kinixys
Hinge-back Tortoises


Malacochersus
African Pancake Tortoise


Manouria
Indochinese Tortoises


Psammobates
South African Star Tortoises


Pyxis
Spider Tortoises


Stigmochelys
Leopard Tortoise


Testudo
Palearctic Tortoises



Biodiversity of the family Testudinidae Bibliography of the family Testudinidae

Testudinidae
Tortoises
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Contents:
  56 species of which 27 (48.2%) are endemic - 17 genera of which 3 (17.6%) are endemic (as of December 31st, 2018).

Distribution:  North America, Central America, South America, West Indies, S. Europe, Africa, Madagascar, Seychelles, Middle East, C. and S. Asia, Indonesia.

Reported from:
Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, Benin, Bhutan, Bolivia, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Botswana, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Colombia, Congo-Brazzaville, Congo-Kinshasa, Croatia, Djibouti, Ecuador (incl. Galapagos Islands), Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Eswatini, Ethiopia, France, French Guiana, Gabon, Gambia, Georgia, Ghana, Greece, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Guyana, India, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Italy, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kazakhstan, Kenya, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Madagascar, Malawi, Malaysia, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mongolia, Montenegro, Morocco, Mozambique, Myanmar, Namibia, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Macedonia, Pakistan, Panama, Paraguay, Peru, Romania, Russia, Rwanda, Saint Kitts & Nevis, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent & the Grenadines, Senegal, Serbia, Seychelles, Sierra Leone, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, South Sudan, Spain, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Surinam, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Togo, Trinidad & Tobago, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Uganda, USA, Uzbekistan, Venezuela, Vietnam, Zambia, Zimbabwe.