European tortoise

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Related to European tortoise: Testudo graeca
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Noun1.European tortoise - small land tortoise of southern EuropeEuropean tortoise - small land tortoise of southern Europe
tortoise - usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
genus Testudo, Testudo - type genus of the Testudinidae
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The European tortoise hibernates in the winter, eats the odd lettuce leaf and grows to a maximum of about 12 inches in length.
Egg size and shape, clutch dynamics, and reproductive effort in European tortoises. Canadian Journal of Zoology 66:1527-1536.

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