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Old 05-11-2010, 06:50 PM   #1
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Default testudo hermanni Hermanni or boettgeri?

Hello, I am about to buy a tortoise.I have been told it is a dwarf Hermann. I have got some pictures. Could someone tell me (confirm) that it is a Dwarf Hermann since I will have to pay quite a bit of money for this female and don't want to male a mistake.
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:52 PM   #2
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Hi, could you tell us how old and how big (SCL)the tortoise is please?
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Old 05-11-2010, 06:54 PM   #3
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I have 2 Hermanni Hermannis, and this torts plastron is totally different to mine. I would say this is a boettgeri
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:38 PM   #4
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The black bands are almost always continuous on the plastron of the hermanni hermanni and quite different to this tortoise which does have a lot of dark there but not at all continuous. I do not think this is a hermanni hermanni. The carapace does have quite a lot of black for a boetgerri but the colours and patterns of this tortoise are not typical of hermanni hermanni.

Here is one of my smaller ones

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Old 05-11-2010, 08:53 PM   #5
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Hi Lacard there is no Dwarf Hermans but a smaller species of Hemanni Hermanni, the common Herman's is the Th Beottgeri
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Old 05-11-2010, 08:54 PM   #6
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I think it is either a T. h. hercegovinensis or a boettgeri, but I think it looks more like a hercegovinensis, but that is just my guess
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Old 05-11-2010, 09:06 PM   #7
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If it is from a shop the odds are it is T. h. hercegovinensis which I think it is. If that's the case... definately a female.
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Old 05-11-2010, 10:56 PM   #8
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Looks like a herc to me. Great torts!!
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Old 06-11-2010, 12:19 AM   #9
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I agree with Jenna, Ed and Corra It's a T.h.hercegovinensis.

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Old 06-11-2010, 12:33 AM   #10
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T.H.Hercegovinensis

i close my eyes before reading dannys post
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