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Russian tortoises

Russian tortoises
Elephas Maximus, 3 Jun 2015
    • Elephas Maximus
      Agitated after taking a bath
    • wally war eagle
      accepted common name is asia steppe tortoise since their primary locations are in the asian stan countries.
    • Elephas Maximus
      The 1st name is also used quite frequently. And 1 name per species is possible only in ideal world :p
    • zooboy28
      Interestingly, I have almost always seen them called Horsfield's Tortoise, and Russian Tortoise just a couple of times. Wikipedia doesn't mention the "accepted (by whom?) common name" you give at all, but does also list Central Asian Tortoise as a third option. This case does illustrate the issues of using common names, and the extreme usefulness of scientific names. :)
    • Chlidonias
      same here. I googled "Asian steppe tortoise" and got some hits for "Central Asian steppe tortoise" but not very many.
    • stubeanz
      I have to agree horsefields or Russian tortoise are the only two common names I have heard for this species
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