Spur-thighed Tortoise

Spur-thighed Tortoise / Testudo graeca
The spur-thighed tortoise is widely distributed. The division of spur-thighed tortoise into subspecies is difficult and confusing. Given the huge range over three continents, the various terrains, climates, and biotopes have produced a huge number of varieties, with new subspecies constantly being discovered. There are currently at least twenty published subspecies.The IUCN classifies the spur-thighed tortoise as VULNERABLE.
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