Centrochelys sulcata


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Centrochelys sulcata
Species Authority: (Miller, 1779)
Common Name(s):
English African Spurred Tortoise, Grooved Tortoise
French Tortue Sillonnée
Spanish Tortuga Con PĂșas
Geochelone sulcata (Miller, 1779)
Testudo calcarata Schneider, 1784
Testudo radiata subspecies senegalensis Gray, 1831
Testudo sulcata Miller, 1779

Assessment Information [top]

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

Geographic Range [top]

Chad; Egypt; Eritrea; Ethiopia; Mali; Mauritania; Nigeria; Senegal; South Sudan; Sudan
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Centrochelys sulcata. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 29 August 2015.
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