Up to 22cm. Slightly domed shell is yellow or tan , with darker making and rounded at the back with a hinge at the back of the carapace.
Dry to moist savanna and coastal thicket, from the sea level to nearly 1600m altitude
Diurnal , most active during rainy season. Spends the night in holes, in rock cracks or under boulders.
Omnivorous. Eating plants, invertebrates and carrion.
Male fight in the breeding season. Lays two to four eggs, roughly 3cm diameter.