Learn more about the South American yellow-footed tortoise – with amazing South American yellow-footed tortoise photos and facts on Arkive. Biology. The South American yellow-footed tortoise is an omnivorous reptile, which feeds on a variety of leaves, vines, roots, bark, fruits and flowers, as well as . Synonyms[edit]. Testudo denticulata; Testudo hercules; Testudo tabulata; Geochelone denticulata; Chelonoidis denticulata.

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Rodents of Unusual Size. Scute A large, bony plate gechelone scale on the upper or lower shell of a turtle or tortoise. Chelonoidis is made up of two very different-looking groups: Archived from the original PDF on X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below.

The slow growth rate, late sexual maturity and low reproductive rate of the South American yellow-footed tortoise makes this species highly susceptible to the impacts of harvesting, and it is now suspected denticulaata population numbers are dwindling 5. Scutellation anomalies in a Yellow-footed Tortoise, Chelonoidis denticulata. Share on Facebook Tweet Send email.

Yellow-footed tortoise

Help us share the wonders of the natural world. This species does not hibernate in nature.

Fruits are a major part of the diet throughout the year, but particularly during the wet season 7. This page was last edited on 25 Decemberat Facilities should be provided for the continued health and well being of the tortoise indoors in cooler conditions. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour] Sand can build up in the tortoises GI tract leading to possible impaction and even death.


A completely separate sand-free area in the habitat should be utilized to feed. The plastron is yellow-brown turning nearly black near the seams.

Testudinidaein South American savannahs and forests: Chelonoidis denticulata — LE et al. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it.

It is found throughout the Amazon basin, to denticukata Colombia and Ecuador, north-eastern Peru and north-eastern Bolivia. An inhabitant of tropical evergreen and deciduous rainforests 2the South American yellow-footed tortoise is often found in the vicinity of water 5and is said to do well in humid conditions 6. You may do so in any reasonable manner, but not in any way that suggests the licensor endorses geochelome or your use.

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Chelonoidis denticulata

Males develop a distinctive incurving of sides, giving them a well-defined “waist”, and a deeply in-curved plastron. Reaches 70 cm in carapace length malesalthough usually most specimens do not grow beyond 50 cm.


Although it is generally not the primary target of hunters, Amazonian Indians always capture these slow-moving tortoises when out hunting for other animals 5 9. Comparison of Prefrontal Scales of Geochelone denticulata and Geochelone carbonaria. Yellow-foots have elongated prefrontal scales and a fragmented frontal scale. In particular, freshly imported Yellow-foots are noted for difficulties in acclimating them to captivity.

Chelonoidis denticulata – Wikispecies

Species with male combat are thought to have evolved larger males because they have a better dentifulata of winning a bout and mating with a female, thus passing on their larger size to their offspring.

Perched on branches Model Yellow-footed tortoises Chelonoides denticulata made from Bulletwood Rubber resin and sold as souvenirs. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository. New locality records for chelonians Testudines: The young are self-sufficient from birth.

Herpetologica46 2: The following 2 pages uses this heochelone The gender of the tortoise genus Chelonoidis Fitzinger, Testudines: New records for amphibians and reptiles from Departamentos Pasco and Ucayali, Peru.

Provision of a cuttlefish bone, which can be gnawed if required, is also recommended.