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iAmCentrochelys sulcata

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He's in Texas. My guess is that maybe somehow someone brought this Tortoise across the border, perhaps illegally. Then it was brought to a pet shop and sold. The pet shop probably looked at it and thought it was a Sulcata. Neither party knowing what it actually was. Just my theory.
YeS! they where bought illegally i went to the store told me they are imported from africa not sure if it actually came from africa or Another part of the world. they aren’t CB
 

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YeS! they where bought illegally i went to the store told me they are imported from africa not sure if it actually came from africa or Another part of the world. they aren’t CB
Didn't come from Africa. Most likely came from South America across the Mexican border.
 

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YeS! they where bought illegally i went to the store told me they are imported from africa not sure if it actually came from africa or Another part of the world. they aren’t CB
It was not imported from Africa. They banned importation of sulcatas and leopards from Africa in 1998. This is a captive bred tortoise. If it was a chaco, it did not get found in Argentina and hand carried all the way up to Mexico and south Texas.

Looking now at posts 66-70, I'm pretty sure this is a sulcata. The other pics did kinda look like it might be something else, but these don't. It also just doesn't add up that this store would have something so rare and precious as a chaco and not know it, and not have paid for it. Even if it was illegally imported from Mexico, the person selling it to the store would know what it was and would have charged accordingly.
 
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Is that the same tortoise? That is a sulcata. The other picture did not look like that. Got the butterfly supracaudal. And the seam between the 5th vertebral and the 4th costal hits the middle of the last marginal. that's 100% sulcata. A chaco has that seam hit right between the last and 2nd to last marginal.
 

iAmCentrochelys sulcata

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Is that the same tortoise? That is a sulcata. The other picture did not look like that. Got the butterfly supracaudal. And the seam between the 5th vertebral and the 4th costal hits the middle of the last marginal. that's 100% sulcata. A chaco has that seam hit right between the last and 2nd to last marginal.
So it’s a sulcata?
 

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By the time you make it over here it’ll be gone lol so pick up more on ur way
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Ok. Not see you soon.☺
 
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