Homopus femoralis (Boulenger, 1888)
The Karoo cape tortoise or Karoo padloper (Homopus femoralis) is a tiny tortoise of the Homopus genus, endemic to the Karoo region of South Africa.
This is the largest of the padloper tortoises, but it is nonetheless tiny, averaging slightly over 10cm in length. Like its close relative, the beaked cape tortoise, it has only four toes on its front feet. Its shell ranges in colour from olive to red, and is slightly flattened.
Little studied, it is not recognized in the IUCN database, although it appears in ITIS and other databases.
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