Learn more about the Chaco tortoise – with amazing Chaco tortoise photos and facts on Arkive. Phylogenetic and divergence time analysis of the Chelonoidis chilensis complex (Testudines: Testudinidae). Zootaxa (3): – doi. image gallery reptiles ARGENTINE TORTOISE Chelonoidis chilensis petersi FAUNA PARAGUAY Chelonoidis chilensis Chelonoidis petersi photos videos.
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Keeping and breeding the Argentine Tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis. Chaco tortoise habitat Occurs in dry, sub-montane plains, deserts and semi-deserts with scrub and trees, from below sea-level to over 1, m 2.
In the southernmost part of its range, this species has been reported to hibernate for as long as five months in burrows or dens 2. Also known as Argentine tortoise, southern wood tortoise. If you are able to help please contact: There is research to indicate that it may qualify as a separate species, while C. Tubercle A small wart-like or angular swelling. Local burning practices may also impact populations by directly injuring or killing the tortoises, particularly juveniles, as well as reducing the overall diversity of plant foods available to the species 2.
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Herpetofauna of Impenetrable, Argentinean Great Chaco. Reptarium The Reptile Database. Rhodin [turtle taxonomy working group] Like many other tortoises, the Chaco tortoise has a chilenss onset of maturity and low reproductive rate, making diminished populations slow to recover 5. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.
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Specimens found farther south chilenais to be much larger than those found in farther north populations. When the species was first described by Gray inhe mistakenly thought that Mendoza was in Chile instead of Argentina, thus the misnomer.
Native chelonoidiz Argentina and Paraguay, from the Bolivian border into western Paraguay and north-western Argentina 1 2. Stud Neotrop Fauna Environ 28 4: The Herpetological Journal 25 2: The Chaco tortoise is collected from the wild and exploited for the pet trade and sometimes for food 2 6.
Subsequent molecular analysis has found little to no genetic variation. Johns Hopkins University Press, pp. Asian forest tortoise Impressed tortoise.
Primeros registros de la herpetofauna en dos areas naturales protegidas de la provincia de Santiago del Estero Argentina Cuad. The lower shell plastron may be uniformly yellowish-brown or have a dark triangular wedge along the seams of each scute. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. Fitzgerald, and Paul Smith The plastron may be uniformly yellowish-brown or have a dark triangular wedge along the seams of each scute.
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Additional threats include free-ranging livestock, which compete for food and trample both vegetation and tortoise burrows.
Chelonoidis chilensis – Wikispecies
Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis. Species of the tortoise family. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Spanish Tortuga Terrestre Argentina.
Juveniles have been chilensi and sold domestically as pets since the s, but it was not until the s that international demand began to grow, as trade in other tortoise species became progressively banned 6. Phylogenetic and divergence time analysis of the Chelonoidis chilensis complex Testudines: Chaco tortoise Chelonoidis chilensis Conservation status. Sexual maturity is thought to be reached at 12 years 2.