Angonoka Tortoise

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Scientific Name Astrochelys yniphora

Description

The angonoka tortoise is one of the most endangered tortoises in the world, with a population of about 100 animals.

Fun Facts

  • Males larger than females. Pronounced concavity in posterior region of plastron and distinct outward flaring of rear marginals. Enlarged epiplastron.
  • Similar to that of Geochelone radiata. Males engage in combat; use their gular scute to ram, push, and occasionally overturn each other.

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