EMYSystem Species Page: Testudo hermanni
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Testudo (Palearctic Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Testudo hermanni (Hermann's Tortoise)
range of species Testudo hermanni
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Original Description Gmelin 1789 : 1041
Type Locality Not stated: restricted to "Collobrières, Massif des Maures, Var, France" by Bour (1986b:111)
Holotype MZUS 121 [figured in original description; Gmelin's figure and holotype photographed in Bour 1986b].
Original name Testudo hermanni
Common name Hermann's Tortoise
Distribution Islas Baleares (Spain) and southern France eastward to European Turkey and Romania; Sardinia; Corsica
Comments Subgenus Testudo. Reviewed by Wermuth (1952), Street (1979), Cheylan (1981), Groombridge (1982), Bour (1986b), and Stubbs (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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