Geometric Tortoise is a species of reptile found in a very limited area in South Africa. Being one of the rarest tortoise species, it is critically endangered with only about 800 adults existing in the world. It gets its name from the bizarre patterns on its carapace that often form perfectly geometric shapes.
|Scientific Name||Psammobates geometricus|
|Length/Size||Up to 15 cm|
|Body Coloration||Black to dark gray or brown with haphazard yellow dots, while the shell having a black to dark brown base with yellow stripes radiating out from a yellow center|
|Range/Distribution||Only in a very small section in the South-Western Cape of South Africa|
|Habitat||Narrow strips of coastal lowlands|
|Diet/Food||Different species of grasses, herbs, shrubs, sedges, and reeds|
|Breeding Season||Summer to rainy season|
|Clutch Size||2-5 eggs|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Critically Endangered|
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Published on November 14th 2018 by staff under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 1st June 2019.
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