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




Protected Areas

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


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

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)


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 ;

External References



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