Testudo graeca

Common name: the Common Tortoise

Conservation status: Vulnerable

Distribution: Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Macedonia, Morocco, Romania, Russian Federation, Serbia, Syria, Tunisia, Turkey, Turkmenistan

Introduced to: France

Size: up to 250 mm

Description: the color of carapace varies from bright yellow to dark brown ranging from solid color to the one with many spots

Habitat: dry habitats with sandy soil: scrubby areas, meadows, pastures, sand dunes, forests, heathlands

Activity: diurnal

Diet: herbivorous + small invertebrates

Reproduction: oviparous

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