Stigmochelys pardalis — Leopard Tortoise
This species has bounced around in various genera, including Geochelone, Centrochelys, and Psammobates.
This attractive tortoise was drinking from a puddle in a dirt road that we were driving down. It had one look at us and waddled off into the brush. We also saw one of its namesake feline friends in a tree nearby.
- Tortoise Trust page on this species.
- Branch, B. 1998. Field Guide to Snakes and Other Reptiles of Southern Africa, third revised edition
- Ernst, C. H., Barbour, R. W. 1989. Turtles of the World
- Obst, F. J., Richter, K., Jacob, U. 1988. The Completely Illustrated Atlas of Reptiles and Amphibians for the Terrarium
- Spawls, S. 2017. A Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of the Maasai Mara
- Spawls, S., Howell, K., Hinkel, H., Menegon, M. 2018. A Field Guide to East African Reptiles, 2nd edition