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Spur-thighed Tortoise
Testudo graeca Linnaeus, 1758

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Testudinidae - tortoises »  genus Testudo

Scientific synonyms

Testudo mauritanica Duméril & Bibron, 1835
Testudo pusilla Linnaeus, 1758

Other names

= Greek Tortoise
= Mediterranean Spur-thighed Tortoise
= Mediterranean Tortoise

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Included taxa

Number of records: 16

subspecies Testudo graeca anamurensis Weissinger, 1987 - Anamur Tortoise
subspecies Testudo graeca antakyensis Perälä, 1996
subspecies Testudo graeca armeniaca Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 1991 - Armenian Tortoise
subspecies Testudo graeca cyrenaica Pieh & Perälä, 2002 - Cyrenaika Spur-thighed Tortoise

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subspecies Testudo graeca floweri (Bodenheimer, 1935)
subspecies Testudo graeca graeca Linnaeus, 1758
subspecies Testudo graeca ibera Pallas, 1814 - Eurasian Tortoise

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subspecies Testudo graeca lamberti Pieh & Perälä, 2004
subspecies Testudo graeca marokkensis Pieh & Perälä, 2004

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subspecies Testudo graeca nabeulensis (Highfield, 1990) - Tunisian Spur-thighed Tortoise

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subspecies Testudo graeca nikolskii Chkhikvadze & Tunijev, 1986 - Caucasian Tortoise
subspecies Testudo graeca pallasi Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 2002 - Dagestani Tortoise
subspecies Testudo graeca perses Perälä, 2002
subspecies Testudo graeca soussensis Pieh, 2000
subspecies Testudo graeca terrestris Forskal, 1775 - Levantine Tortoise

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subspecies Testudo graeca zarudnyi Nikolskij, 1896

Links and literature

EN Fauna Europaea 2.4 [214789]

de Jong, Y.S.D.M. (ed.): Fauna Europaea [http://www.faunaeur.org] [as Testudo graeca Linnaeus, 1758]
Data retrieved on: 9 March 2012
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Testudo graeca Linnaeus, 1758]

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