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Testudo horsfieldii (Horsfield’s Tortoise; Horsfield’s Tortoise)

Synonyms: Agrionemys horsfieldi; Agrionemys horsfieldii; Agrionemys horsfieldii testudo; Agryonemys horsfieldii; Homopus burnesii; Testudinella horsfieldii; Testudo baluchiorum

Wikipedia Abstract

The Russian tortoise (Agrionemys horsfieldii ), also commonly known as Horsfield's tortoise or the Central Asian tortoise, is a species of tortoise and a popular pet.
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Infraspecies

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Alai-Western Tian Shan steppe Kazahkstan, Uzbekistan, Tadjikistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Badghyz and Karabil semi-desert Afghanistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Iran, Tajikistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Baluchistan xeric woodlands Pakistan, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Caspian Hyrcanian mixed forests Iran, Azerbaijan Palearctic Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests    
Caspian lowland desert Russia, Kazakhstan, Turkmenistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands  
Central Asian northern desert Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian riparian woodlands Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Asian southern desert Turkmenistan stretching, Uzbekistan, Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Central Persian desert basins Iran, Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Emin Valley steppe China, Kazakstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Gissaro-Alai open woodlands Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kazakh semi-desert Kazakhstan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kazakh steppe Russia, Kazakhstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kopet Dag semi-desert Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Kopet Dag woodlands and forest steppe Iran, Turkmenistan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands
Paropamisus xeric woodlands Afghanistan Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Registan-North Pakistan sandy desert Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Taklimakan desert China Palearctic Deserts and Xeric Shrublands
Tian Shan foothill arid steppe China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Tian Shan montane steppe and meadows China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan Palearctic Montane Grasslands and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Amudarya Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 152861 Lebap, Turkmenistan  
Badghyz Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 215164 Turkmenistan  
Kaplankyr Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 1293994 Turkmenistan  
Khazar Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 658105 Turkmenistan  
Kopetdagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 125705 Turkmenistan  
Kugitang Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 77308 Turkmenistan  
Syunt-Khasardagh Zapovednik State Nature Reserve Ia 105306 Turkmenistan  

Biodiversity Hotspots

Name Location Endemic Species Website
Caucasus Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Russia, Turkey No
Irano-Anatolian Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Iran, Iraq, Turkey, Turkmenistan No
Mountains of Central Asia Afghanistan, China, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Uzbekistan No

Prey / Diet

Alyssum desertorum (desert madwort)[1]
Epilasia mirabilis[1]
Koelpinia linearis[1]
Papaver pavoninum[1]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Phodopus roborovskii (desert hamster)1

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Alaeuris numidica <Unverified Name>[2]
Mehdiella uncinata <Unverified Name>[2]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aalborg Zoo
Almaty State Zoo of Kazakhstan
Audubon Zoo
Bergen County Zoological Park
Binghamton Zoo at Ross Park
Birmingham Nature Centre
Blaavand Zoo
Blackpool Zoo
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Cape May County Park Zoo
Chahinkapa Zoo
Combe Martin Wildlife & Dinosaur Park
Connecticut's Beardsley Zoo
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Erie Zoological Gardens
Espace Zoolog de St-Martin-la-Plaine
Faunia (Parque Biologico De Madrid,SA)
Great Plains Zoo
Guadalajara Zoo
Jesperhus Blomsterpark
Jyllands Park Zoo
Kaliningrad Zoo
Kazan Zoological & Botanical Garden
Kharkiv Zoo
Kishinev Zoopark
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Kittenberger Zoo
Kyiv Zoological Park
Lakeland Wildlife Oasis
Lietuvos Zoologijos Sodas
Linton Zoological Gardens
Melbourne Zoo
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Wybrzeza
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny, Plock
Mill Mountain Zoo
Moscow Zoological Park
Niabi Zoo
Nikolaev Zoo of Nikolaev-City Council
Novosibirsk Zoological Park
Odense Zoologiske Have
Ogrod Zoobotaniczny Torun
Ogrod Zoologiczny im. Stefana Milera
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Opolu, Opole
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Opel-Zoo von Opel HessischeZoostiftung
Parc Merveilleux
Parc Zoologique de la Barben
Parc Zoologique de Lille
Park i Ogrod Zoologiczny w Krakowie
Parken Zoo i Eskilstuna AB
Permskii Zoologicheskii Sad
Podkrusnohorsky Zoopark Chomutov
Reaseheath College Animal Centre
Red River Zoo
Riga Zoo
Rodbaston College
Rome Zoo-Fondazione Bioparco di Roma
Saitama Children's Zoo
Salzburg Zoo Hellbrunn
San Diego Zoo
Silesian Zoological Garden
Sofia Zoological Gardens
South Lakes Wild Animal Park
Tallinn Zoo
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Thuringer Zoopark Erfurt
Twycross Zoo
Usti nad Labem Zoo
Valley Zoo & John Janzen Nature Center
Walford & North Shropshire College
Welsh Mountain Zoo
Whipsnade Wild Animal Park
Wildlife Safari Inchorsfieldii
Wildlife World Zoo
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo Boise
Zoo Dresden GmbH
Zoo Parc de Beauval
Zoo Safari Swierkocin
Zoobotanico de Jerez
Zoologicka zahrada Bojnice
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Augsburg GmbH
Zoologischer Garten Magdeburg

Distribution

SE Russia (from the Caspian Sea southward), Azerbaijan, S Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Russia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, N/E Iran, Afghanistan, N Pakistan, N/W Baluchistan, NW China (Xinjiang); elevations up to 2400 m (in Afghanistan fide WERNING ;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by
1Foraging behaviour and diet of an ectothermic herbivore: Testudo horsfieldi, Frédéric Lagarde, Xavier Bonnet, Johanna Corbin, Brian Henen, Ken Nagy, Baktjior Mardonov and Guy Naulleau, ECOGRAPHY 26: 236–242, 2003
2Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
Biodiversity Hotspots provided by Critical Ecosystem Partnership Fund
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Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Weather provided by NOAA METAR Data Access