Western Hermann’s Tuscany Hatchling

$450.00

Testudo hermanni hermanni occurring in Tuscany are often marked by having an oblong or pear shaped carapace. Animals raised under inadequate captive conditions or with rushed growth do not always feature this shape. The ground color of the shell may be of an orange hue. Very darkly colored animals are encountered in the southern regions while lighter ones hail from the east , on average.The black plastral stripes vary with some animals having areas where they slightly separate. A higher degree of tortoises featuring spots of black pigment on the undersides of the gular scutes tend to turn up in Tuscany.  The subocular spot under and behind each eye is less conspicuous or lacking in elderly specimens. The size spectrum for Tuscan tortoises ranges widely. Males may be as small as 4.5″ but may surpass 5.5″. Females typically rest at between 6″ and 7″.

Tuscany tortoises bear bold markings. The oblong carapace is marked by moderate to heavy black pigment and the keyhole varies from wide and well-defined to skinny and and less noticeable depending on how dark the animal is overall. They are not the smallest known local form but are also not the largest. On the plastron, the black stripes are sometimes partly interrupted between the humeral and pectoral scutes or between the abdominal and femoral scutes.

Information above provided by Chris Leone from Hermanni Heaven

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