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Recent observations

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What

黃腳陸龜 Chelonoidis denticulata

Observer

sunnetchan

Date

December 16, 2014 01:25 PM HKT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

黃腳陸龜 / Yellow-foot Tortoise / Brazilian Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis denticulata)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Leopard Tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

silviaceppi

Date

December 21, 2014 10:12 AM EAT

Description

Roadkill

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Hermann's Tortoise Testudo hermanni

Observer

paufortuno

Date

December 19, 2014 01:26 PM CET

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Mediterranean Turtle in Experimental fields in Llobregat delta

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Red-footed Tortoise Chelonoidis carbonaria

Date

November 23, 2014

Photos / Sounds

What

Angulate Tortoise Chersina angulata

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 7, 2008 08:15 PM AEST

Description

Seen from tourist bus. Very dry hot rocky island.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

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What

Texas Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

captainconfley

Date

September 8, 2014 05:21 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Aldabra Giant Tortoise Dipsochelys dussumieri

Observer

ctnash

Date

October 5, 2008 03:59 PM AEST

Description

Aldabra giant tortoise (Aldabrachelys gigantea). Captive specimens.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Brazilian Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis denticulata

Observer

domalle

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

the tortoise in the forefront of the picture is Chelonoidis denticulatus - the Yellowfooted or Brazilian Giant tortoise

the tortoise in the background is Chelonoidis carbonarius - the Red-Footed or Coal tortoise

the species names have recently been corrected taxonomically

Photos / Sounds

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What

Galapagos giant tortoise Chelonoidis nigra

Observer

ctnash

Date

May 5, 1981

Description

Female. Reputed to have been brought to Australia by Charles Darwin.

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Photos / Sounds

What

Travancore Tortoise Indotestudo travancorica

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

November 23, 2014 02:17 PM IST

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Found this Tortoise while on a trek last Sunday.
The rustle of the leaves alerted us to this old creature.

It was slowly moving underneath all theleaf litter. It froze as soon as we approached it.

We 3 of us took a few shots and left the place. :-)

Length: 1feet approx

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tortugas terrestres Family Testudinidae

Observer

tierraiberica

Date

June 15, 2008

Place

Kafountine (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Tortuga del desierto de Tamaulipas Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

ericogr23

Date

August 9, 2011

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Turtle in wild eating nopal /Tortuga en estado salvaje comiendo nopal

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Description from Wikipedia

Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...

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