Family: Testudinidae (land tortoises)

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Genera native to southern Africa

Chersina

One species recorded in southern Africa - Chersina angulata (Angulate tortoise).

Homopus (padlopers and relatives)

 

Kinixys (hinged tortoises)

 

Psammobates (geometric and tent tortoises)

 

Stigmochelys

One species recorded in southern Africa - Stigmochelys pardalis (Leopard tortoise)

 

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