What species is my tortoise?

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Hi,

I got my baby tortoise a few weeks ago. I really hope someone here can help me identify what species and subspecies it is.
 

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Very cute! :) Looks like a little Greek to me... but I'm not an expert on that subject...

gtc said:
Hi,

I got my baby tortoise a few weeks ago. I really hope someone here can help me identify what species and subspecies it is.
 

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Yes - it's a greek, but I'm no good with subspecies. He's a cutie though! :)
 

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Hi,


could someone help me identify my tortoise?

Thanks :)
 

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gtc said:
Hi,

I got my baby tortoise a few weeks ago. I really hope someone here can help me identify what species and subspecies it is.

I guess that is a ibera hatchling
Testudo graeca ibera
 

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jwang1983 said:
gtc said:
Hi,

I got my baby tortoise a few weeks ago. I really hope someone here can help me identify what species and subspecies it is.

I guess that is a ibera hatchling
Testudo graeca ibera

Based on the carapace and plastron scute structure and the patterns on both it appears to be one of the Middle Eastern subspecies of Greeks, Testudo gracea ssp..
It is difficult to pinpoint which one without seeing the parents because many of the MiddleEastern offspring look very similar when young.
 

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It's pretty!middle eastern greek most likely.Ibera is usually much darker even when small but there are a race of yellow iberas from southern turkey but not many people have them or breeding them either.
 
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