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Journal of Archaeological Science, ISSN 0305-4403, 01/2014, Volume 41, pp. 214 - 229
Tortoises are one of the most common faunal components at many Palaeolithic archaeological sites across the Old World. They provide protein, fat, and other... 
Tortoise | Tortoise butchery | Blombos cave | Taphonomy | HUMAN CONSUMPTION | WESTERN CAPE PROVINCE | SEXUAL SELECTION | ARCHAEOLOGY | GEOSCIENCES, MULTIDISCIPLINARY | ANALYSIS GIS APPROACH | DASSEN-ISLAND | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | FAUNAL ASSEMBLAGE | ADDITIONAL EVIDENCE | ANTHROPOLOGY | MIDDLE STONE-AGE | MODERN HUMAN-BEHAVIOR | Turtles | Archaeology | Social aspects | Analysis
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Journal of Applied Sciences Research, ISSN 1816-157X, 02/2012, Volume 8, Issue 2, pp. 1211 - 1218
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Journal of Arid Environments, ISSN 0140-1963, 07/2012, Volume 82, pp. 123 - 129
Herbivorous tortoises in arid, winter-rainfall regions need to forage in seasons that provide relatively little heat for their ectothermic metabolism. To help... 
Succulent Karoo | Thermoregulation | Reptile | Ecology | Herbivore | Ectothermy | SOUTH-AFRICA | DESERT TORTOISES | MOJAVE DESERT | THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOR | RETREAT-SITE SELECTION | HOMOPUS-SIGNATUS-SIGNATUS | ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES | ACTIVITY PATTERNS | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | NAMAQUALAND SPECKLED PADLOPER | GOPHERUS-AGASSIZII | Turtles
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African Journal of Herpetology, ISSN 2156-4574, 07/2017, Volume 66, Issue 2, pp. 79 - 92
To help assess habitat requirements of Critically Endangered geometric tortoises, we used thread-trailing to measure daily activity, movements and refugia of... 
Fynbos biome | sex | habitat requirements | weather | season | thread-trailing | predator avoidance | thermoregulation | DESERT TORTOISES | SOUTH-AFRICA | TIME BUDGETS | HOMOPUS-SIGNATUS-SIGNATUS | ZOOLOGY | DASSEN ISLAND | ACTIVITY PATTERNS | TESTUDO-HORSFIELDI | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | NAMAQUALAND SPECKLED PADLOPER | GOPHERUS-AGASSIZII
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HERPETOZOA, ISSN 1013-4425, 01/2014, Volume 26, Issue 3-4, pp. 186 - 188
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African Zoology, ISSN 1562-7020, 2013, Volume 48, Issue 1, pp. 72 - 83
The leopard tortoise (Stigmochelys pardalis) is the largest of southern Africa's 13 tortoise species, and occurs in a variety of habitats from arid and... 
activity patterns | Nama-Karoo Biome | Stigmochelys pardalis | leopard tortoise | activity behaviour | season | time of day | TESTUDO-HERMANNI | DESERT TORTOISE | GEOCHELONE-PARDALIS | THERMOREGULATORY BEHAVIOR | ZOOLOGY | HOME-RANGE | DASSEN ISLAND | GIANT TORTOISES | ECOLOGY | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | DAILY MOVEMENT | Activity patterns
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Journal of Zoology, ISSN 0952-8369, 07/2006, Volume 269, Issue 3, pp. 373 - 379
The angulate tortoise Chersina angulata is unique among South African tortoises in having a single unpaired gular (extension of the ventral plastron) that is... 
body shape | Chersina angulata | fighting | tortoise morphology | sexual selection | Body shape | Fighting | Tortoise morphology | Sexual selection | SOUTH-AFRICA | PREDATION | DIMORPHISM | POPULATION CHARACTERISTICS | ZOOLOGY | DASSEN-ISLAND | ACTIVITY PATTERNS | TESTUDO-HORSFIELDI
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Journal of Herpetology, ISSN 0022-1511, 2010, Volume 44, Issue 1, pp. 124 - 134
Abstract We do not know whether the availability of food plants is the primary factor enabling Angulate Tortoises to inhabit a wide variety of habitats along... 
Plant products | Diet | Autumn | Winter | Tortoises | Summer | Plants | Feces | Spring | Seedlings | SOUTH-AFRICA | DESERT TORTOISES | GEOCHELONE-PARDALIS | ZOOLOGY | DASSEN ISLAND | GIANT TORTOISES | ACTIVITY PATTERNS | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | LEOPARD TORTOISES | ALDABRA-ATOLL | GOPHERUS-AGASSIZII
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South African Journal of Science, ISSN 0038-2353, 09/2005, Volume 101, Issue 9-10, pp. 417 - 420
The NRF/Royal Society Science Engineering and Technology programme in Zoology at the University of the Western Cape, entitled 'Southern African and sub-Saharan... 
SOUTH-AFRICA | EAST-COAST | CTENOPHORES | MULTIDISCIPLINARY SCIENCES | EPIPELAGIC SIPHONOPHORES | ASSEMBLAGES | MEDUSAE | CHERSINA-ANGULATA | JELLYFISH | BENGUELA ECOSYSTEM | ABUNDANCE | Science and Technology | Education
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