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suurpootjie, noun

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AfrikaansShow more Afrikaans, suur sour + poot foot + -ie.
The geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. Also attributive.
1977 Cape Times 17 Jan. 8The rarest tortoise in mainland Africa is the geometric tortoise of the south-west Cape...The suurpootjie, as it is more commonly called, is about 150 mm long, and each scale is marked with yellow stripes on a black background.
1985 S. Afr. Panorama Mar. 48The geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus, often referred to as the suurpootjie, kransie or sterretjie-skilpad by local farmers, has the smallest distribution range of all the species confined to the restricted winter rainfall region of the south-western Cape Province.
The geometric tortoise, Psammobates geometricus. Also attributive.

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