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russian tortoise

Russian tortoises are a small tortoise species, ranging from about 15 to 25 cm (6-10 inches). They are sexually dimorphic in that the females grow slightly larger, males tend to have a longer tail that is generally tucked to the side, and females tend to have flared scutes on their shells, while males do not. Coloration varies, but the shell is usually a ruddy brown or black, fading to yellow between the scutes, and the body itself straw-yellow and brown.

The Russian Tortoise, Horsfield's Tortoise or Central Asian Tortoise (Testudo horsfieldii syn. Agrionemys horsfieldii, see "Systematics" below) is a species of tortoise that is a popular pet. It is named after the American naturalist Thomas Horsfield.

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    T

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    Anna

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    Artie

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    Lord Valdemort

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    Speedy

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