Testudo graeca terrestris
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Also, known as the Spur-thighed Tortoise, being the smallest of the subspecies, are accordingly named due to the small thigh spurs on the hind legs, and are recognised by their highly-domed shell.
Home: Jordon, Syria and Turkey.
Diet: Mainly herbivorous; plant matter, but occasionally invertebrates.
Lifestyle: Terrestrial, residing amongst dry, open grasslands and arid hillsides.
Young: 2-3 eggs are laid per clutch.
Lifespan: 80 years.
Conservation Status: Vulnerable.