About this object

A large and attractively marked tortoise. The carapace is high and domed, and pyramid shaped scutes are not uncommon. The skin and background colour is cream to yellow, and the carapace is marked with black blotches, spots or even dashes or stripes. Each individual is marked uniquely.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Geochelone pardalis (Bell, 1828)
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Leopard Tortoise
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Purchased from J. & D. Naturalists, Crosby, 1964
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Collection Number: VZ. 37/64
Object view = Natural Science
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