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Kinixys homeana BELL, 1827

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Higher TaxaTestudinidae, Testudinoidea, Testudines (turtles) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Home’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).  
Reproductionoviparous. 
TypesSyntypes: OUM 8522. 
Diagnosis 
CommentDistribution: see map in Kindler et al. 2012 (supplement). Not in Gabon fide PAUWELS & VANDE WEGHE 2008. 
Etymology 
References
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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1889. Catalogue of the chelonians, rhynchocephalians, and crocodiles in the British Museum (Natural History). British Museum, London, 311 pp.
  • Broadley, D.G. 1997. Osteological characters of the shell and humerus in hinged tortoises of the African genus Kinixys. Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 2 (4): 526-531
  • Carlino, D. 2010. Keeping and Breeding Home's Hingeback Tortoise Kinixys homeana. Reptilia (GB) (69): 39-43 - get paper here
  • Cayuela, Hugo; Godfrey C Akani, Emmanuel M Hema, Edem A Eniang, Nioking Amadi, Stephanie N Ajong, Daniele Dendi, Fabio Petrozzi, Luca Luiselli 2019. Life history and age-dependent mortality processes in tropical reptiles. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society, Volume 128, Issue 2, October 2019, Pages 251–262, - get paper here
  • Chirio, L. & Lebreton, M. 2007. Atlas des reptiles du Cameroun. MNHN, IRD, Paris 688 pp.
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  • Duméril, A. M.C., G. BIBRON & A. DUMÉRIL 1854. Erpétologie générale ou Histoire Naturelle complète des Reptiles. Vol. 9. Paris, XX + 440 S. - get paper here
  • Duméril, A.M.C., and G. Bibron. 1835. Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 p. - get paper here
  • Ernst,C.H. and Barbour,R.W. 1989. Turtles of the World. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. - London
  • Gray,J.E. 1864. On the species of the genus Sternothaerus, with some observations on Kinixys. Ann. Mag. Nat. Hist. (3) 13: 165-170 - get paper here
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  • Kindler, Carolin; William R. Branch, Margaretha D. Hofmeyr, Jérôme Maran, Pavel Sˇiroky ́, Miguel Vences, James Harvey, J. Susanne Hauswaldt, Alfred Schleicher, Heiko Stuckas and Uwe Fritz 2012. Molecular phylogeny of African hinge-back tortoises (Kinixys): implications for phylogeography and taxonomy (Testudines: Testudinidae). J Zool Syst Evol Res - get paper here
  • Lawson, Dwight P. 2006. Habitat use, home range and activity patterns of Hingeback Tortoises, Kinixys erosa and K. homeana in Southwestern Cameroon. Chelonian Conserv. Biol. 5 (1): 48-56
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