Testudo graeca Linnaeus 1758 (common tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Full reference: C. Linnaeus. 1758. Systema Naturae per Regna Tria Naturae, Secundum Classes, Ordines, Genera, Species, cum Characteribus, Differentiis, Synonymis, Locis. Editio Decima 1:1-824

Belongs to Testudo according to E. Vlachos and M. Delfino 2016

See also Hay 1902, Linnaeus 1758, Linnaeus 1766 and van Dijk et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Testudo (Chersine), Testudo (Stylemys), Testudo amberiacensis, Testudo amiatae, Testudo antakyensis, Testudo antiqua, Testudo atlas, Testudo bosporica, Testudo brevitesta, Testudo brontops, Testudo carinata, Testudo cautleyi, Testudo cernovi, Testudo changshanensis, Testudo chienfutungensis, Testudo costarricensis, Testudo craverii, Testudo denizoti, Testudo despotti, Testudo emys, Testudo escheri, Testudo eurysternum, Testudo floweri, Testudo geometrica, Testudo globosa, Testudo hexagonata, Testudo hipparionum, Testudo honanensis, Testudo houzei, Testudo hypercostata, Testudo hypselonota, Testudo ibera, Testudo imbricata, Testudo indica, Testudo kalksburgensis, Testudo kenitrensis, Testudo kleinmanni, Testudo larteti, Testudo lunanensis, Testudo lutaria, Testudo margae, Testudo marginata, Testudo marmorum, Testudo nanus, Testudo oughlamensis, Testudo pecorinii, Testudo phosphoritarum, Testudo promarginata, Testudo punjabiensis, Testudo pusilla, Testudo scabra, Testudo semenensis, Testudo shansiensis, Testudo sharanensis, Testudo shensiensis, Testudo shilouensis, Testudo sloanei, Testudo sphaerica, Testudo tarakliensis, Testudo terrestris, Testudo tunhuanensis, Testudo ulanensis, Testudo weissingeri, Testudo yunnanensis

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Croatia (1 collection), France (1), Georgia (1), Greece (3), Israel (3), Malta (1), Morocco (2)

• Pliocene of Greece (1), Turkey (2)

• MN 13 of Turkey (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Greece (2)

• Miocene of Greece (1), Turkey (11)

Total: 30 collections each including a single occurrence

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