Homopus signatus 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Homopus signatus
Species Authority: (Gmelin, 1789)
Common Name(s):
English Speckled Cape Tortoise, Speckled Tortoise
French Homopode Marqué
Spanish Tortuga Manchada
Testudo signata Gmelin, 1789

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Lower Risk/near threatened ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Branch, W.R.

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
South Africa
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Threats [top]

Major Threat(s): This is the only species obviously targeted by illegal collectors and which is potentially threatened (W.R Branch pers comm 1996)

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Branch, W.R. 1996. Homopus signatus. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T10241A3184678. . Downloaded on 28 November 2015.
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