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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Cladus: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Testudinidae
Genus: Kinixys
Species: Kinixys lobatsiana

Kinixys lobatsiana Power, 1927

Cinixys lobatsiana

Vernacular names
čeština: Želva lobatská
English: Lobatse hinge-back tortoise

The Lobatse hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys lobatsiana) is a species of turtle in the family Testudinidae. It is found in southern Africa. Originally a subspecies of Bell's hinge-back tortoise (Kinixys belliana), this southern African tortoise was elevated to full species status by herpetologist Broadley in 1993.


This turtle has an elongated, and rather narrow carapace up to 16.7 cm, which is slightly domed to flattened with a low, disrupted medial keel.[3]
Range and habitat

This species is endemic to the Southern African countries of South Africa and Botswana.[3] More specifically, it is restricted to northern South Africa and southeastern Botswana. Here it inhabits Acacia and Combretum woodlands as well as bushveld.

Hofmeyr, M.D. & Boycott, R.C. 2018. Kinixys lobatsiana. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2018: e.T163454A115654759. Downloaded 20 December 2018.
Fritz Uwe; Peter Havaš (2007). "Checklist of Chelonians of the World" (PDF). Vertebrate Zoology. 57 (2): 286. ISSN 1864-5755. Archived from the original (PDF) on 17 December 2010. Retrieved 29 May 2012. Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine

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