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Bells Hinge-back Tortoise

Bells Hinge-back Tortoise


Species group:
 Tortoises

Other name: Bell’s Hingeback Tortoise; Bell's Tortoise; African Hinge-back Tortoise; Western Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise (K. belliana nogueyi); Southeastern Bell's Hinge-back (K. belliana zombensis)

Scientific name: Kinixys belliana

Range/Habitat: The Bell’s Hinge-back Tortoise is native to parts of southern Africa, usually in savannah type habitats. The Bells Hinge-back Tortoise is a member of the Kinixys genus of turtles (known as hinged tortoises). The hinged tortoises are have a hinged carapace that allows the rear of their shell to close to protect their hind feet and tail. There are three subspecies in the Kinixys belliana family:

  • Bells Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys belliana belliana)
  • Western Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys belliana nogueyi)
  • Southeastern Bell's Hinge-back Tortoise (Kinixys belliana zombensis)

  • Reviews
    Overall review
    • Currently 100
    4.0 (2)
    Jacqui
    First I want to say, hingebacks are my passion, so my...
    Review by: Jacqui (3) April 20, 2011 09:44
    • Currently 100
    4.00
    3 comments
    craig70
    Please ensure if you are thinking of getting a tortoi...
    Review by: craig70 (4) February 20, 2011 08:35
    • Currently 100
    4.00
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