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Grekisk landsköldpadda
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Hermann's tortoise

Testudo hermanni

Hermann's tortoises are small to medium-sized tortoises found in southern Europe.


Length: 20-25 cm

Young animals have black and yellow-patterned carapaces. The brightness may fade with age to a less distinct gray, straw, or yellow coloration. 

Adult males have particularly long and thick tails, and well-developed spurs, distinguishing them from females.