1 May 2006 Natural Diet of the Namaqualand Speckled Padloper (Homopus signatus signatus)
Victor J. T. Loehr
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Feeding in the wild of the tortoise Homopus signatus signatus in South Africa was recorded and the diet compared to previously reported fecal analysis. Several new plant species were identified in the diet, and analyses differed by ca. 24% in terms of species present. Tortoises did not feed on all plant species or parts to the same extent, indicating selective feeding.

Victor J. T. Loehr "Natural Diet of the Namaqualand Speckled Padloper (Homopus signatus signatus)," Chelonian Conservation and Biology 5(1), 149-152, (1 May 2006). https://doi.org/10.2744/1071-8443(2006)5[149:NDOTNS]2.0.CO;2
Received: 12 November 2002; Accepted: 1 November 2004; Published: 1 May 2006
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