Yellow-footed Tortoise

Chelonoidis denticulatus
(Linnaeus, 1766)
Madre Selva field station, Depto Loreto, Peru. January 13, 2011.

This juvenile Yellow-foot was brought to the Madre Selva field station by a young girl from a nearby village. Adult denticulata are occasionally found in the forest around the field station. They are eaten by locals and it’s always a shock to see them in the markets, trussed and ready for the cook pot.  Formerly in Geochelone.

My Flickr album for this species is here.

Peru 2011 Flickr album is here.

HerpMapper records for this species are here.

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