speckled tortoise

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Speckled Tortoise (Homopus signatus)

also known as the speckled cape tortoise or the speckled padloper, H. signatus is a species of tortoise that is endemic to an area in Little Namaqualand in the west of South Africa. H. signatus typically inhabits granite outcrops and feeds mainly on succulents. The speckled tortoise is the smallest known species of tortoise with males measuring only 2-3 inches long and females measuring around 4 inches long.

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Testudines-Cryptodira-Testudinoidea-Testudinidae-Homopus-H. signatus

Image(s): Homopus