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Higher TaxaTestudinidae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Common NamesHome’s Hingeback Tortoise 
SynonymKinixys homeana BELL 1827
Cinixys homeana — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1835: 161
Cinixys Homeana — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1854: 222
Kinixys homeana — GRAY 1864: 170
Cinixys homeana — BOULENGER 1889
Kinixys homeana — HOOGMOED 1979
Kinixys homeana — VALVERDE 2005
Kinixys homeana — TTWG 2014 
DistributionLiberia, Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon,
Equatorial Guinea, N Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire) ?, Central African Republic.

Type locality: "Africa occidentali"; Iverson (1986:160) incorrectly reports that the type locality was restricted to "Cape Coast, Ashantee" [Ghana] by Boulenger (1889:143).  
TypesSyntypes: OUM 8522. 
CommentNot in Gabon fide PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008. 
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