Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Homopus solus
Species Authority: Branch, 2007
Common Name(s):
English Nama Padloper, Nama Tortoise, Berger's Cape Tortoise
French Homopode De Namibie
Homopus bergeri Lindholm, 1906

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable C2a ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Branch, W.R.
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Insufficiently Known (K)
1990 Insufficiently Known (K)
1988 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Range Description: The species certainly has a very restricted distribution, but in extreme desert where it is not currently subject to any obvious threats. (W. R. Branch pers comm 1996)
Countries occurrence:
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Branch, W.R. 1996. Homopus solus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T10238A3184592. . Downloaded on 04 October 2015.
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