Astrochelys

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Astrochelys
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Astrochelys radiata
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Sauropsida
Order: Testudines
Suborder: Cryptodira
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Astrochelys
J. E. Gray, 1873[1]
Species

A. radiata
A. yniphora

Astrochelys is a genus of tortoises in the family Testudinidae.[2] The two species are both found in Madagascar, and both classified as critically endangered on the IUCN Red List.

Species

References

  1. ^ a b c Rhodin 2010, pp. 000.116
  2. ^ Fritz, U.; Bininda-Emonds, O. R. P. (3 July 2007). "When genes meet nomenclature: Tortoise phylogeny and the shifting generic concepts of Testudo and Geochelone". Zoology. Elsevier. 110 (4): 298–307. doi:10.1016/j.zool.2007.02.003. PMID 17611092. 
Bibliography
  • Rhodin, Anders G.J.; Paul van Dijk, Peter; Inverson, John B.; Shaffer, H. Bradley (14 December 2010). "Turtles of the World 2010 Update: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution and Conservation Status" (PDF). Archived (PDF) from the original on 15 December 2010. Retrieved 15 December 2010. 
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