EMYSystem Species Page: Testudo marginata
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Testudininae ()
GenusGenus Testudo (Palearctic Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Testudo marginata (Marginated Tortoise)
range of species Testudo marginata
approximate range
Original Description Schoepff 1792 : 52
Type Locality Not stated; designated as "Greece, probably province of Attica, Stereá Eláda" by Bour (1986b:111)
Syntypes (3 specimens) MZUS 143 designated lectotype and figured by Bour 1986b:118, 120, and figured in original description.
Original name Testudo marginata
Common name Marginated Tortoise
Distribution Greece and extreme southern Albania; introduced on Sardinia and in Tuscany, Italy.
Comments Subgenus Testudo. Reviewed by Kock and Storch (1979), Bour (1986b), and Stubbs (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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