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Psammobates geometricus (Geometric Tortoise)

Synonyms: Peltastes geographicus; Testudo geometrica; Testudo strauchi; Testuod luteola

Wikipedia Abstract

The geometric tortoise is an endangered species of tortoise and one of three members of the genus, Psammobates. It is found in a very small section in the South-Western Cape of South Africa.
View Wikipedia Record: Psammobates geometricus

Endangered Species

Status: Critically Endangered
View IUCN Record: Psammobates geometricus

Attributes

Top 100 Endangered [1]  Yes

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Lowland fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub
Montane fynbos and renosterveld South Africa Afrotropic Mediterranean Forests, Woodlands, and Scrub

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Cape Floristic Region South Africa Yes

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Lichtenburg Game Breeding Center

Distribution

Republic of South Africa (Tulbagh, Paarl, and Malmesbury districts of Cape Province) Terra typica: Asia.;

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Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Baillie, J.E.M. & Butcher, E. R. (2012) Priceless or Worthless? The world’s most threatened species. Zoological Society of London, United Kingdom.
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
Images provided by Google Image Search
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access