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Kinixys erosa (SCHWEIGGER, 1812)

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Higher TaxaTestudinidae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesEroded Hingeback Tortoise 
SynonymTestudo erosa SCHWEIGGER 1812
Testudo schöpfii FITZINGER 1826 (nomen nudum)
Kinixys castanea BELL 1827
Kinixys erosa — GRAY 1831
Cinixys Erosa — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 165
Cinixys Erosa — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 222
Kinixys erosa — GRAY 1864: 170
Kinixys erosa — GRAY 1873: 320
Cinixys erosa — BOULENGER 1889
Kinixys erosa — SCHMIDT 1919: 403
Kinixys erosa — BRANCH & RÖDEL 2003
Kinixys erosa — TTWG 2014
Kinixys erosa — SPAWLS et al. 2018: 30 
DistributionAngola, Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo (Zaire; except in the north), Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Equatorial Guinea, Gabon,
Gambia, Ghana, Guinea (Conakry), Liberia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, Togo, Uganda, Zaire

Type locality: “Nord-Amerika”, “America septentrionali" (in error)  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: unlocated; possibly in the Mannheim Museum and Leverian Museum according to R. Bour (pers. comm., cited in Iverson 1992: 272) 
Diagnosis 
CommentType species: Kinixys castanea BELL 1827 is the type species of the genus Kinixys BELL 1827: 398. 
Etymology 
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