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Εastern Hermann's tortoise (Μεσογειακή Χελώνα)

Testudo hermanni boettgeri

Description:

Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni ) is one of five tortoise species traditionally placed in the genus Testudo. Two subspecies are known: the western Hermann's tortoise (T. h. hermanni ) and the eastern Hermann's tortoise (T. h. boettgeri ). The species is fully protected by the Greek law, and it is rather common. The pictured adult was spotted in the Tzoumerka mountains National Park, Epirus region, Greece. Her carapace was missing a chunk(the wound had healed) but otherwise she was healthy.

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3 Comments

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Your welcome, DespinaTsafetopoulou....

Thank you for your kind comment, dear @Maplemoth662 :)

maplemoth662
maplemoth662 2 years ago

Three, beautiful photos, of a beautiful Tortoise....

Ήπειρος - Δυτική Μακεδονία, Greece

Spotted on Aug 3, 2017
Submitted on Mar 18, 2018

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