AnAge entry for Testudo hermanni

Classification (HAGRID: 03413)

Taxonomy
Kingdom: Animalia
    Phylum: Chordata
        Class: Reptilia (Taxon entry)
            Order: Testudines (Taxon entry)
                Family: Testudinidae
                    Genus: Testudo
Species
Testudo hermanni
Common name
Hermann's tortoise

Lifespan, ageing, and relevant traits

Maximum longevity
Not yet established
Observations

The record longevity for these animals is 31.7 years [0451]. In view of the longevity of the spur-thighed tortoise (Testudo graeca), however, longevity records are likely underestimated. Possible, they live much longer with anecdotal reports suggesting they live over 90 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

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ITIS 551866
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NCBI Taxonomy
Taxonomy ID 86976
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