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Higher TaxaTestudinidae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
SubspeciesKinixys zombensis zombensis HEWITT 1931
Kinixys zombensis domerguei (VUILLEMIN 1972) 
Common NamesE: Bell’s Hingeback Tortoise
G: Glattrand-Gelenkschildkröte 
SynonymKinixys belliana zombensis HEWITT 1931: 469
Kinixys belliana zuluensis HEWITT 1931
Kinixys belliana zuluensis — HEWITT 1935: 350
Kinixys belliana zombensis — BROADLEY & HOWELL 1991: 8
Kinixys belliana zombensis — MCCORD et al. 2005
Kinixys zombensis — KINDLER et al. 2012
Kinixys zombensis — KWET 2012
Kinixys zombensis — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 34

Kinixys zombensis domerguei (VUILLEMIN 1972)
Madakinixys domerguei VUILLEMIN 1972
Kinixys belliana domerguei — MCCORD et al. 2005
Kinixys zombensis domerguei — VAN DIJK et al. 2012 
Distributionzombensis: Malawi, Mozambique, South Africa, Tanzania, coastal Kenya; Type locality: Zomba, Nyassaland

domerguei: Madagascar (prehistoric introduction?); Type locality: Madagascar  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesHolotype: BMNH 1979.919.
Holotype: MNHN A 275 [domerguei] 
Diagnosis 
CommentSynonymy modified after VAN DIJK et al. 2012. Kindler et al. (2012) considered Kinixys belliana domerguei as a synonym of K. (b.) zombensis because of very small genetic differences. 
Etymologynamed after its type locality. 
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