Redfooted tortoises are tropical rain forest tortoises. Their range covers most of tropical South America. There are several regional variants some being large animals having a SCL of as adults up to 16-17 inches, these animals usually inhabit the tropical forests of southern Brazil known as the Pantanal range. There are possibly several sub varieties that will one day be separated into sub species, the most commonly recognised of these being the Cherry Headed Redfoot or dwarf Redfoot who SCL rarely exceeds 12 inches, 10 being the average.