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Greek Tortoise

Testudo hermanni

Description:

Hermann's tortoises are small to medium-sized tortoises from southern Europe. Young animals, and some adults, have attractive black and yellow-patterned carapaces, although the brightness may fade with age to a less distinct gray, straw, or yellow coloration. They have slightly hooked upper jaws and, like other tortoises, possess no teeth, just strong, horny beaks. Their scaly limbs are greyish to brown, with some yellow markings, and their tails bear a spur (a horny spike) at the tip.

Habitat:

Seih-Sou, the suburban forest of Thessaloniki, Greece.

Notes:

Greek names: Μεσογειακή χελώνα, Χελώνα του Χέρμαν.

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9 Comments

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thanks Caleb.

CalebSteindel
CalebSteindel 5 years ago

Congratulations!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you FredLuiz and Bill.

beaker98
beaker98 5 years ago

Congrats Kostas!

FredLuizRomeiro
FredLuizRomeiro 5 years ago

Congratulations KostasZontanos!

KostasZontanos
KostasZontanos 5 years ago

Thank you all for your comments.

AshleyT
AshleyT 5 years ago

Congratulations, great photos!

Francisco Ramírez
Francisco Ramírez 5 years ago

Kostas congratulate you !!! Your photos are beautiful and such a meeting even more ....

LisaPowers
LisaPowers 5 years ago

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Αποκεντρωμένη Διοίκηση Μακεδονίας - Θράκης, Greece

Spotted on Feb 18, 2016
Submitted on Feb 19, 2016

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