Learn more about the Chaco tortoise – with amazing Chaco tortoise photos and facts on Arkive. Phylogenetic and divergence time analysis of the Chelonoidis chilensis complex (Testudines: Testudinidae). Zootaxa (3): – doi. image gallery reptiles ARGENTINE TORTOISE Chelonoidis chilensis petersi FAUNA PARAGUAY Chelonoidis chilensis Chelonoidis petersi photos videos.

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Also known as Argentine tortoise, southern wood tortoise. Scute One of the large keratinous scales on the carapace the top shell of a turtle or tortoise. Bell’s hinge-back tortoise Forest hinge-back tortoise Home’s hinge-back tortoise Lobatse hinge-back tortoise Natal hinge-back tortoise Speke’s hinge-back tortoise.

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The Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensisalso known commonly as the Argentine tortoisethe Patagonian tortoiseor the southern wood tortoiseis a species of tortoise in the family Cheloboidis. Specimens found farther south tend to be much larger than those found in farther north populations. Angonoka tortoise Radiated chelonoiidis. Johns Hopkins University Press. In northern Patagonia, at the beginning cgelonoidis each spring the Chaco tortoise digs short burrows 50 — 60 cm in sandy soils, in which it seeks refuge at night and during the mid-day heat.


English translation by P. Burmese starred tortoise Geochelone platynota. Annotated checklist of taxonomy, synonymy, distribution and conservation status”. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: There is research to indicate that it may qualify as a separate species, while C.

The Chaco tortoise is mainly found in Argentinabut also in Bolivia and Paraguaymainly within the Chaco and Monte ecoregions.

Chelonoidis chilensis – Wikispecies

The specific name or subspecific namedonosobarrosiis in honor of Chilean herpetologist Roberto Donoso-Barros. Primeros registros de la herpetofauna en dos areas naturales protegidas de la provincia de Santiago del Estero Argentina Cuad. Retrieved April 29, Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles The turtle and tortoise fauna of the central Chaco of Paraguay.

Share this image — Hide sharing options. First evidence of chromosomal variation within Chelonoidis chilensis Testudines: In summer, the diet comprises grasses, succulents and fruits of perennial shrubs.

Reptarium The Reptile Database. This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible. Southern little yellow-eared bat Vampyressa pusilla. Reptiles del centro, centro-oeste y sur de la Argentina; herpetofauna de las zonas aridas y semiaridas. The oval upper shell carapace may be either totally yellowish brown or have dark-brown to black chdlonoidis rings annuli surrounding a tan centre on each scute.

Rodents of Unusual Size communitycoypudocumentaryecosystemenvironmentfilmmakerfilmmakinginvasiveinvasive speciesrodentsUSAWetlandswildlife Monday 24 September Wildscreen With – Tom Hooker: Additional threats include free-ranging livestock, which compete for food and trample both vegetation and tortoise burrows.


Local burning practices may also impact populations by directly injuring or killing the tortoises, particularly juveniles, as chelonoidus as reducing cnilensis overall diversity of plant foods available to the species 2.

Chaco tortoise

Dens are also constructed, but these are much deeper usually over 2 mdug in hard soil and used over several seasons. Mating occurs during November and December, and nesting from January to March.

Turtles of the world, 7th edition: Native to Argentina and Paraguay, from the Bolivian border into western Paraguay and north-western Argentina 1 2. Least bittern Ixobrychus exilis. Chaco tortoise habitat Occurs in dry, sub-montane plains, deserts and semi-deserts with scrub and trees, from below sea-level to over 1, m 2.

Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis Conservation status. There is only one recognized species. Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco. Falken Verlag, Niederhausen Germanypp.

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Nama padloper Karoo padloper Speckled padloper. Find out more For more information on this and other chilenss see: Lindsey Paretti – Blood Island AfricachimpanzeeconservationfilmIn the Fieldlab chimpsLiberiaPrimatesprimatologyrehabilitationtrue storywildlifewildlife filmWildscreen Festival. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Chelonoidis chilensis?

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