DomainEukaryota • RegnumAnimalia • PhylumChordata • SubphylumVertebrata • InfraphylumGnathostomata • SuperclassisTetrapoda • ClassisReptilia • SubclassisAnapsida • OrdoTestudines • SubordoCryptodira • SuperfamiliaTestudinoidea • FamiliaTestudinidae • Genus: Geochelone Fitzinger, 1835
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Included species (for NCBI & ReptileDB):
G. elegans, G. platynota, G. sulcata
  • Note: Geochelone Tortoises, which are also known as geoclelone tortoises or typical tortoises, can be found in Africa, America, Asia, and several Oceanic islands. They primarily eat plants. Measured by the length of their shell, the species in this genus are some of the largest turtles in the world, especially the Galápagos tortoise (G. nigra), which can get as long as 6 feet (1.80 meters). The genus consists of the following species :


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