[hr]emysemys said:Hi Ed:
I hope this isn't just a passing visit. I'd love to see you more on the Forum.
I'm not good at I.D.ing the Mediterranean species of tortoise, so I'm just guessing because of the flared marginals...Marginated????????
tortadise said:Its a beauty for sure. Gary I think would know GBtortoises. Have you sent him a PM Ed?
GBtortoises said:It looks like a Caspian tortoise, Testudo gracea buxtoni, definitely captive raised.
GBtortoises said:I had one in the past and have one currently, both wild caught. Because they were wild caught their color & contrast aren't as brilliant as the one in your photo but the patterns and the tell tale "sudden" rear marginal flaring is there. But I have not seen a lot of them to be able to say absolutely, definitely for certain!