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Pancake tortoise

(Malacochersus tornieri)

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Description

The pancake tortoise (Malacochersus tornieri ) is a species of flat-shelled tortoise in the family Testudinidae.The species is native to Tanzania and Kenya.Its common name refers to the flat shape of its shell.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Malacochersus
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