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Geometric tortoise

(Psammobates geometricus)

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Description

It has a very strong black and yellow shell used to defend against predators.The patterns are arranged in rays and help the camouflage of the turtle with its surroundings.This turtle is very small,and a turtle of full maturity can be reached from 5 to 6 cm in diameter.

Taxonomic tree:

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