Eastern Hermann Tortoise Geographic range
Testudo hermanni (eastern hermann tortoise) can be found throughout southern Europe. The western population (T. h. hermanni) is found in eastern Spain, southern France, the Balearic islands, Corsica, Sardinia, Sicily, southern and central Italy (Tuscany). The eastern population (T. h. boettgeri ) is found in Serbia, Kosovo, North Macedonia, Romania, Bulgaria, Albania, Turkey and Greece, while T. h. hercegovinensis populates the coasts of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Croatia, and Montenegro.
The oldest known evidence for T. hermanni on Sardinia is a fossil from the early Pleistocene of Monte Tuttavista. However, molecular evidence suggests extant populations of both this species and Emys orbicularis on Sardinia were actually introduced in recent times.
This attractive tortoise is frequently encountered at reptile expos and through online classified dealers. Success with breeding the Hermann tortoise for sale has been achieved by countless keepers across the globe as they continue to not disappoint when it comes to being a prolific and rather reliable chelonian. Testudo hermanni boettgeri is far more reproductive than its western cousin Testudo hermanni hermanni and an avalanche of captive born hatchlings are available every year in the United States and other countries.
They are highly adaptive, personable and robust. Although a Hermann’s tortoise (and the most well-known), they are quite different from the western subspecies and are extremely variable in size and coloration. This tortoise is subjected to so much variation that they typically are not broken down into locales or forms like T. h. hermanni.