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Astrochelys radiata (Radiated Tortoise)

Synonyms: Asterochelys radiata; Geochelone radiata; Testudo coui; Testudo desertorum; Testudo hypselonata; Testudo madagascariensis; Testudo radiata

Wikipedia Abstract

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. It is a very long-lived species, with recorded lifespans of at least 188 years. These tortoises are classified as Critically Endangered by the IUCN, mainly because of the destruction of their habitat and because of poaching.
View Wikipedia Record: Astrochelys radiata

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Astrochelys radiata


Maximum Longevity [1]  33 years


Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Madagascar spiny thickets Madagascar Afrotropic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Madagascar and the Indian Ocean Islands Comoros, Madagascar, Mauritius, Seychelles Yes


Parasitized by 
Alaeuris dupuisi <Unverified Name>[2]
Alaeuris numidica <Unverified Name>[2]
Alaeuris quadrilabiatus <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Acquario di Genova
Artis Zoo
Audubon Zoo
Bermuda Aquarium Museum and Zoo
Birmingham Zoo
Bramble Park Zoo
Brevard Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Central Florida Zoological Park
Charles Paddock Zoo
Chicago Zoological Park
Cincinnati Zoo & Botanical Garden
Copenhagen Zoo
Cotswold Wildlife Park and Gardens
Dallas World Aquarium
Dallas Zoo
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust
Endangered Madagascar
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Fresno Chaffee Zoo
Fundacao Parque Zoologico de Sao Paulo
Giza Zoological Garden
Gladys Porter Zoo
Hong Kong Zool. & Botanical Gardens
Honolulu Zoo
Houston Zoo, Inc.
Indianapolis Zoo
Jardin Zoologique de la Ville de Lyon
John L. Behler Chelonian
Kadoorie Farm & Botanic Garden
Kansas City Zoo
Knoxville Zoological Gardens
Lincoln Park Zoological Gardens
Los Angeles Zoo & Botanical Gardens
Louisiana Purchase Gardens & Zoo
Memphis Zoological Garden & Aquarium
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miami Metrozoo
Micke Grove Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Miller Park Zoo
Minnesota Zoological Garden
Mitchell Park Zoo
Monarto Zoological Park
Montecasino Bird Gardens
Moscow Zoological Park
Mulhouse Zoo
Newquay Zoo (Cornwall Animal World)
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
North of England Zoological Society
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Oglebay's Good Children's Zoo
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Osaka Municipal Tennoji Zool. Gdns.
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Parc Zoologique de La Palmyre
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Perth Zoological Gardens
Phoenix Zoo
Point Defiance Zoo & Aquarium
Potawatomi Zoo
Reid Park Zoo
Reptilium Terrarien-und Wüstenzoo GmbH
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Roger Williams Park Zoo
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Rosamond Gifford Zoo at Burnet Park
Rotterdam Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Saitama Children's Zoo
San Antonio Zoological Gardens & Aquar
San Francisco Zoological Gardens
Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens
Sedgwick County Zoo
Seneca Park Zoo
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Smithsonian National Zoological Park
St. Paul's Como Zoo
Steinhart Aquarium (CA Acad of Science
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
The Philadelphia Zoo
Thoiry Zoological Park
Toronto Zoo
Tulsa Zoo & Living Museum
Tygerberg Zoopark
Ueno Zoological Gardens
Utah's Hogle Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Atlanta
Zoo de Doue-la-Fontaine
Zoo de La Fleche
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoological Center Tel Aviv - Ramat Gan
Zoological Society of London
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologická a botanická zahrada Plzen
Zoologischer Garten Basel
Zoologischer Garten Frankfurt
Zoologischer Garten Leipzig
Zoologischer Garten Saarbruecken

Range Map

Madagascar (Antandroy Territory in the south between the Mandrare and Menarandra waterways). Endemic. Terra typica: "Madagascar"; restricted by Bour 1978 to "Soalara (Baie de Saint-Augustin) sud-ouest de Madagascar".;



Attributes / relations provided by
1de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access