Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Testudo graeca
Species Authority: Linnaeus, 1758
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Regional Assessments:
Common Name(s):
English Common Tortoise, Greek Tortoise, Moorish Tortoise, Spur-thighed Tortoise
French Tortue Mauresque
Spanish Tortuga Mora
Furculachelys nabeulensis Highfield, 1990
Testudo anamurensis Weissinger, 1987
Testudo antakyensis Perälä, 1996
Testudo armeniaca Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 1991
Testudo buxtoni Boulenger, 1921
Testudo flavominimaralis Highfield & Martin, 1989 (nomen dubium
Testudo floweri Bodenheimer, 1935
Testudo graeca subspecies cyrenaica Pieh & Perälä, 2002
Testudo graeca subspecies soussensis Pieh, 2001
Testudo ibera Pallas, 1814
Testudo nikolskii Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 1991
Testudo pallasi Chkhikvadze & Bakradze, 2002
Testudo perses Perälä, 2002
Testudo terrestris Forsskål, 1775
Testudo whitei Bennett in White, 1836
Testudo zarudnyi Nikolsky, 1896

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Albania; Algeria; Armenia (Armenia); Azerbaijan; Bulgaria; Egypt; Georgia; Greece; Iran, Islamic Republic of; Iraq; Israel; Jordan; Libya; Macedonia, the former Yugoslav Republic of; Moldova; Morocco; Romania; Russian Federation; Spain; Syrian Arab Republic; Tunisia; Turkey; Ukraine
Cyprus; France; Italy
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Testudo graeca. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T21646A9305693. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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