TheLastGreen

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Hallo, I would like to adopt a hingback, but I'm not sure what type it is. The person says it's a tanzanian hingeback, (perhaps zombensis?) It can be skepii or natalensis but I'm not sure?

I heard @tortadise is good, so I'm hoping they could help? IMG 20210801 WA0005 IMG 20210801 WA0006 IMG 20210801 WA0007
 

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@JThompson is super into kinixys and may be able to help. One problem is that several of the members good at ID that were tagged in this and your other thread haven't been on the forum in months. I believe he also has a FB page called the Kinixys Working Group in case you wanted to try to get ahold of him there.

FB:

This page may also help you:


No need to keep reposting the same thread.

 

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Hallo, I would like to adopt a hingback, but I'm not sure what type it is. The person says it's a tanzanian hingeback, (perhaps zombensis?) It can be skepii or natalensis but I'm not sure?

I heard @tortadise is good, so I'm hoping they could help?
These animals are all Kinixys spekii. They have elongated and flattened shells.
 

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Tom, there are at least a couple that have black heads. Couldn't any of them be Bells?
First take account shell shape. That's what separates Belliana and Spekii most definitely. The head color is what we are using to distinguish Zombensis from Belliana, as both those species have fairly domed shells. But the Speke's carapace is distinctly flattened and elongated, a character which all these animals readily show. Hope all is well Bill!
 

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First take account shell shape. That's what separates Belliana and Spekii most definitely. The head color is what we are using to distinguish Zombensis from Belliana, as both those species have fairly domed shells. But the Speke's carapace is distinctly flattened and elongated, a character which all these animals readily show. Hope all is well Bill!
My Natalensis doesnt look like that
 

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