Kinixys Bell 1827 (hingeback tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Carroll 1988, Frank and Ramus 1996, Meylan and Auffenberg 1986 and van Dijk et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Aldabrachelys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Kinixys belliana Kinixys erosa Kinixys homeana Kinixys lobatsiana Kinixys natalensis Kinixys nogueyi Kinixys zombensis

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (2 collections)

• Pliocene of South Africa (1)

• Miocene of Kenya (1)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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