Home's hinge-back tortoise

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Home's hinge-back tortoise
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Testudines
Family: Testudinidae
Genus: Kinixys
Species: K. homeana
Binomial name
Kinixys homeana
Bell, 1827
  • Kinixys homeana Bell, 1827
  • Cinixys homeana Wagler, 1830
  • Testudo (Kinyxis) homeana Gray, 1831
  • Kinixys belliana homeana Nutaphand, 1979

The Home's hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys homeana) is a species of turtle in the Testudinidae family. It is found in Benin, Cameroon, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Ivory Coast, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria, and possibly Togo. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical swamps, and plantations. It is threatened by habitat loss.


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