AnAge entry for Testudo graeca

Classification (HAGRID: 03412)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Testudinidae
                    Genus: Testudo
Species
Testudo graeca
Common name
Mediterranean spur-thighed tortoise

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
127 years (captivity)
Source
ref. 451
Sample size
Large
Data quality
Acceptable
Observations

There is anecdotal evidence of one individual living over 200 years [0527].

Life history traits (averages)

Female sexual maturity
4,560 days
Male sexual maturity
4,560 days
Adult weight

Metabolism

No information on metabolism is available.

References

External Resources

Integrated Taxonomic Information System
ITIS 551865
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 86975
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