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Flat-tail tortoises

TammyJ

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Can someone please post some pictures and descriptions of these tortoises? Is the tail really "flat"? I am curious as I don't know what they look like.
 

TammyJ

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Anyone else have a Flat-tail tortoise to show?
 

TammyJ

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Anyone else have a Flat-tail tortoise to show?
Trying to find some pictures. Anyway I found out that they are from a small area of Western Madagascar and critically endangered. They are often found around tombs in forested areas! Known locally as "ghost turtle" for that reason.
 

wccmog10

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I do not have any photos- but the planicauda I’ve had experience with actually do have a flat tail. They just sat there for 11 months out of the year, almost never moved. Then for 1 month they were all active and moving around.
 

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