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WHAT SPECIES OF TORTOISE

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by Carol S, Dec 30, 2018.

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  1. Carol S

    Carol S Well-Known Member 10 Year Member!

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    What species of tortoise is this? It is listed as a Greek. 00707_1Ro5Hpim3G0_600x450 (1).jpg
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    Taylor T. Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    I don't think it's a Greek. Looks like some type of desert tortoise to me.
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    It looks like a desert tortoise to me too. Definitely not a Greek.
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    Yvonne G Old Timer TFO Admin 10 Year Member! Platinum Tortoise Club

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    It's a desert tortoise
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    What they ---^ said.
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    wellington Well-Known Member Moderator 5 Year Member Tortoise Club

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    What they said x2.
    Seen it mistaken for a sulcata but not a Greek. Hmmm, you'd think people would know what they are caring for.
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    Sulcata have no nuchal scute. This one does have a nuchal. The Greeks do have nuchal scutes, so this one might be a Greek of one variety or another. Can't see it quite well enough to tell what it may be for sure, though.

    Is this animal in a pet store?
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    zovick Well-Known Member 5 Year Member

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    Desert Tortoises also have nuchal scutes, so it may also be a Desert Tortoise as others have said. I personally am just not able to ID it positively and say what it definitely is or is not (Greek or Desert) from the photo submitted.
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    Let's see a bigger photo!
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