Learn more about the South American yellow-footed tortoise – with amazing South American yellow-footed tortoise photos and facts on Arkive. Biology. The South American yellow-footed tortoise is an omnivorous reptile, which feeds on a variety of leaves, vines, roots, bark, fruits and flowers, as well as . Synonyms[edit]. Testudo denticulata; Testudo hercules; Testudo tabulata; Geochelone denticulata; Chelonoidis denticulata.

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While the meat of the tortoise is the primary reason for capture, it is also valued as a pet 5. This can result in obesity. Notes on some young specimens of tortoises Testudo. However, of all of the differences for these two species, this is actually the most variable. Nevertheless they are a sought after addition in many collections the world over. Bizarrely, soil, sand and pebbles are also consumed; these abrasive objects presumably assist the digestion of foods, as this denticulaya has a tendency to swallow foods whole 7.

The plastron is yellow-brown turning nearly black near the seams.

Scientia Guaianae, Caracas, No. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D. Blog Friday 05 October Wildscreen With: Some feel they prefer grasslands and dry forest areas, and that rain-forest habitat is most likely marginal. Yellow-foot tortoises are more subdued in their beauty as compared with a number of the tortoises of the genus Geochelone.


Archived from the original PDF on Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Chelonoidis denticulata is an endangered species. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link geochelne by copying and pasting the code below.

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MyARKive offers the scrapbook feature to signed-up members, allowing you to organize debticulata favourite Arkive images and videos and share them with friends. Red-foots have shortened prefrontals and an intact frontal scale. Authentication This information is awaiting authentication by a species expert, and will be updated as soon as possible.

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Patterns of parasitism by Amblyomma humerale Acari: The young are self-sufficient from birth. This file contains additional information such as Exif metadata which may have been added by the digital camera, scanner, or software program used to create or digitize it. Ixodidae on Chelonoidis denticulata Testudines: Deciduous A plant that sheds its leaves at the end of the growing season. It is thought that several clutches of eggs are laid each year, each containing up to twenty eggs, but averaging four to eight.

Made from Bulletwood Rubber Tree Manilkara bidentatalbalata resin, models Yellow Footed Amazon Tortoise, Geochelone denticulata, on the garden photo of two red-footed tortoises on the forest floor Amerindian Woman showing child model tortoises she has made from Balata Rubber resin and sells as souvenirs.


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Omnivorous Feeding on both plants and animals. Please donate to Arkive Help us share the wonders of the natural world. Views View Edit History.

Aldabra giant tortoise Geochelone gigantea. This care sheet is intended only to cover the general care of this species. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Chelonoidis denticulatus?

Description Geochelone denticulata -Yasuni, Ecuador-8a. Adult males average slightly larger than females, but the largest specimens tend to be females.

The elongated, brittle-shelled eggs are incubated for four to five months 2.

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Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 4: If possible, only captive born specimens should be considered. X Close Image credit. South American yellow-footed tortoise biology The South American yellow-footed tortoise is an omnivorous reptile, which feeds on a variety of leaves, vines, roots, bark, fruits and gecohelone, as well as fungi, insects and snails 7and the rotting flesh of dead animals such as deer, armadillos, porcupines and snakes 4.

Yellow-footed tortoise, Yasuni National Park, Ecuador.