Chelonoidis denticulata 

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Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis denticulata (Linnaeus, 1766)
Common Name(s):
English Yellow-footed Tortoise, Brazilian Giant Tortoise, Forest Tortoise, South American Tortoise, South American Yellow-footed Tortoise
French Tortue De L'Amérique Du Sud, Tortue Dentelée, Tortue Denticulée
Spanish Morrocoy, Motelo
Geochelone denticulata (Linnaeus, 1766)
Testudo cagado Spix, 1824
Testudo denticulata Linnaeus, 1766
Testudo hercules Spix, 1824
Testudo sculpta Spix, 1824
Testudo tabulata Schoepff, 1793
Testudo terrestris ssp. americana Schweigger, 1812
Testudo terrestris ssp. brasiliensis Schweigger, 1812
Testudo terrestris ssp. cayennensis Schweigger, 1812
Testudo terrestris ssp. surinamensis Schweigger, 1812
Testudo tesselata Schneider, 1792

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd+2cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Bolivia, Plurinational States of; Brazil; Colombia; Ecuador; French Guiana; Guyana; Peru; Suriname; Trinidad and Tobago; Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of
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Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Chelonoidis denticulata. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9008A12949796. . Downloaded on 25 September 2018.
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