Kinixys, hinge-back tortoise, is a genus of turtles in the family Testudinidae. The species in the genus Kinixys are native to mainland Africa and commonly known as hinged tortoises. Most of the Kinixys species are omnivores. They feed mainly on a wide range of different leaves, weeds, roots, flowers and fruits. However, they also eat worms, insects and other small invertebrates.