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First of all, some of our most popular captive bred baby Egyptian tortoises for sale online plus many others, which include: Sulcata tortoise for sale, captive bred Russian tortoise, red foot tortoise, Hermann’s tortoise, leopard tortoises, and Indian star tortoises. Most noteworthy, if you’re looking for an extremely large tortoise, choose the Sulcata (African spur-thighed tortoise). Alternatively, look at the baby giant leopard tortoise, known as the Giant South African Leopard tortoise.
We also offer greek tortoises as small to medium options, however, Hermann’s tortoises by nature are much friendlier than greeks from our years of experience. When considering purchasing any tortoise or turtles for sale, please make sure they are captive bred! All of our tortoise and turtles for sale ship via FedEx or UPS overnight. Lastly, our turtles for sale and tortoises for sale arrive the following morning by 10 AM.
Kleinmann’s tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni), also called commonly the egyptian tortoise for sale, Leith’s tortoise, and the Negev tortoise, is a critically endangered species of neck-hiding tortoise in the family Testudinidae. The species is native to Egypt, Libya, and Israel. The species was once more widespread, but its numbers are now dwindling. The species is nearly extinct in Egypt, and complete extinction in the wild is a looming threat unless more actions are taken to protect this species.
Kleinmann’s tortoise is the smallest tortoise in the Northern Hemisphere. Female tortoises are larger than the males; males are more slender and have a longer tail.
The plastron has a high dome, and ranges in color from ivory to pale gold to dark brown to pink or dull yellow. This colouring strongly follows Gloger’s rule, as it helps to regulate the impact of sunlight. This allows the paler tortoise to stay in the desert heat for longer. It is also an effective camouflage in the desert. The carapace is light yellow, often with two dark triangles on each abdominal scute. The tortoise’s scutes have dark edgings that fade with age.
The head and limbs are a very pale ivory-yellow to yellowish-brown colour.
Egyptian Tortoise For sale Systematics
The proposed subgenus Pseudotestudo is invalid, based on immature characters. It has been proposed to unite this species with the marginated tortoise in the genus Chersus. These clearly share a common ancestor with the common tortoise (Greek tortoise). The former two are somewhat more similar to each other than to the Greek tortoise regarding DNA sequence data. Considering biogeography, however, this is either due to (rather unlikely) dispersal across the Mediterranean, or the supposed “clade” is invalid and the similarity due to convergent evolution.
The Negev subpopulation had been separated as a distinct species, “Negev tortoise” (Testudo werneri), as it did not appear to have distinct or strongly reduced haplotype diversity, consistent with the recent extinction of the Egyptian population and slow DNA sequence evolution rates in Testudo. Baha el Din (2006) synonymized T. werneri due to lacking mtDNA differences between T. kleinmanni from western Libya compared to tortoises from the Negev Desert. In the 2017 checklist of turtles of the world, it remained a synonym.
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