Psammobates geometricus •

Psammobates geometricus

Psammobates geometricus NatureServe Explorer Species Reports — NatureServe Explorer is a source for authoritative conservation information on more than 50,000 plants, animals and ecological communtities of the U.S and Canada. NatureServe Explorer provides in-depth information on rare and endangered species, but includes common plants and animals too. NatureServe Explorer is a product of NatureServe in collaboration with the Natural Heritage Network.

ITIS Reports — Psammobates geometricus ITIS (the Integrated Taxonomic Information System) is a source for authoritative taxonomic information on plants, animals, fungi, and microbes of North America and the world.

FWS Digital Media Library — The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s National Digital Library is a searchable collection of selected images, historical artifacts, audio clips, publications, and video. Psammobates geometricus is endemic to the Wes tern Cape, South Africa. Historically, the species the Upper Breede River V alley, from T ulbagh in the north to just west of Worcester. It was also found in the Ceres V alley, in the northeast (Baard 1993). The range curr ently occupied has diminished markedly, Psammobates geometricus has a highly domed carapace with four to six pyramid-shaped vertebral scutes, four or five costal scutes, and 11-12 marginal scutes. The forelimbs have five digits and scattered scales of variable size, while the hindlimbs have four digits. This species lacks buttock tubercles.

Detailed information
Full Name: Geometric turtle (Psammobates geometricus)
Where found: Wherever found
Critical Habitat:N/A
Species Group:Reptiles
Current listing status
Status Date Listed Lead Region Where Listed
Endangered 06/14/1976 Foreign (Headquarters) Wherever found
  • Countries in which the the Geometric turtle, Wherever found is known to occur: South Africa
Federal register documents
No recovery information is available for the Geometric turtle.
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