Kingdom: Animalia > Phylum: Chordata > Class: Reptilia > Order: Testudines > Family: Testudinidae > Genus: Testudo > Species: Testudo marginata

Marginated tortoise - Testudo marginata Schoepff, 1792

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Quick facts

Threat status Europe Least Concern (IUCN)
EU conservation status by biogeographical region Mediterranean - Unknown
Protected by EU Habitats Directive and 4 other international agreements
Natura 2000 sites 82 are designated for this species
Reported as invasive by NOBANIS
Most preferred habitats
  • heathland and shrub
May also occur in
  • grassland
  • woodland and forest
Natura 2000 species code 1218

Distribution

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Threat and conservation status

IUCN Red List status of threatened species

The IUCN Red List threat status assesses the risk of extinction.

IUCN Red List Category
Not Evaluated
Near Threatened
Regionally Extinct
Not Applicable
Vulnerable
Extinct in the Wild
Data Deficient
Endangered
Extinct
Least Concern
Critically Endangered

EU conservation status

Conservation status assesses every six years and for each biogeographical region the condition of habitats and species compared to the favourable status as described in the Habitats Directive. The map shows the 2007-2012 assessments as reported by EU Member State. Assessments are further detailed in the summary document available behind the link below.

Natura 2000 sites

Protected in the following Natura 2000 sites

Sitecode Country Site name Action
GR1250001 Greece OROS OLYMPOS Map
GR1420005 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS KOILADAS TEMPON Map
GR1420006 Greece OROS MAVROVOUNI Map
GR1430005 Greece NISIA KYRA PANAGIA, PIPERI, PSATHOURA KAI GYRO NISIDES AGIOS GEORGIOS, NISOI ADELFOI, LECHOUSA, GAIDOURONISIA Map
GR1440005 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI KAI METEORA Map
GR2110004 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, LIMNOTHALASSA KATAFOURKO KAI KORAKONISIA Map
GR2120005 Greece YGROTOPOS EKVOLON KALAMA KAI NISOS PRASOUDI Map
GR2320001 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA KALOGRIAS, DASOS STROFYLIAS KAI ELOS LAMIAS, ARAXOS Map
GR2320010 Greece ORI BARMPAS, KLOKOS, FARANGI SELINOUNTA Map
GR2410002 Greece OROS PARNASSOS Map
GR2440005 Greece KATO ROUS KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU POTAMOU Map
GR3000001 Greece OROS PARNITHA Map
GR2520003 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA MOUSTOU Map
ITB012211 Italy Isola Rossa - Costa Paradiso Map
GR2520005 Greece MONI ELONAS KAI CHARADRA LEONIDIOU Map
GR2110001 Greece AMVRAKIKOS KOLPOS, DELTA LOUROU KAI ARACHTHOU (PETRA, MYTIKAS, EVRYTERI PERIOCHI) Map
GR2120002 Greece ELOS KALODIKI Map
GR1430004 Greece ETHNIKO THALASSIO PARKO ALONNISOU - VOREION SPORADON, ANATOLIKI SKOPELOS Map
ITB010042 Italy Capo Caccia (con le Isole Foradada e Piana) e Punta del Giglio Map
GR2550001 Greece FARANGI NEDONA (PETALON - CHANI) Map
GR2550005 Greece THINES KYPARISSIAS (NEOCHORI - KYPARISSIA) Map
ITB010006 Italy Monte Russu Map
ITB030036 Italy Stagno di Cabras Map
GR2140001 Greece EKVOLES ACHERONTA (APO GLOSSA EOS ALONAKI) KAI STENA ACHERONTA Map
GR2540005 Greece LAGKADA TRYPIS Map
GR1430002 Greece KOURI ALMYROU - AGIOS SERAFEIM Map
GR2530003 Greece AKROKORINTHOS Map
GR2120001 Greece EKVOLES (DELTA) KALAMA Map
ITB041111 Italy Monte Linas - Marganai Map
GR2440006 Greece OROS KALLIDROMO Map
ITB011109 Italy Monte Limbara Map
GR2530004 Greece OROS OLIGYRTOS Map
GR2320008 Greece OROS ERYMANTHOS Map
GR1440002 Greece KERKETIO OROS (KOZIAKAS) Map
GR2540001 Greece ORI GIDOVOUNI, CHIONOVOUNI, GAIDOUROVOUNI, KORAKIA, KALOGEROVOUNI, KOULOCHERA KAI PERIOCHI MONEMVASIAS Map
GR2510003 Greece AKRONAFPLIA KAI PALAMIDI Map
ITB010007 Italy Capo Testa Map
GR2130004 Greece KENTRIKO TMIMA ZAGORIOU Map
GR2130001 Greece ETHNIKOS DRYMOS VIKOU - AOOU Map
GR2320003 Greece FARANGI VOURAIKOU Map
GR1420001 Greece KATO OLYMPOS - KALLIPEFKI Map
ITB010009 Italy Capo Figari e Isola Figarolo Map
GR2550006 Greece OROS TAYGETOS Map
GR2530005 Greece ORI GERANEIA Map
ITB043055 Italy Monte dei Sette Fratelli Map
GR2440002 Greece KOILADA KAI EKVOLES SPERCHEIOU - MALIAKOS KOLPOS Map
GR2310005 Greece OROS VARASOVA Map
ITB010004 Italy Foci del Coghinas Map
GR1420003 Greece AISTHITIKO DASOS OSSAS Map
GR3000004 Greece VRAVRONA - PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR4220016 Greece NISOS PAROS: PETALOUDES Map
GR2120003 Greece LIMNI LIMNOPOULA Map
ITB023050 Italy Piana di Semestene, Bonorva, Macomer e Bortigali Map
GR2310001 Greece DELTA ACHELOOU, LIMNOTHALASSA MESOLONGIOU - AITOLIKOU, EKVOLES EVINOU, NISOI ECHINADES, NISOS PETALAS Map
GR3000003 Greece ETHNIKO PARKO SCHINIA - MARATHONA Map
ITB041105 Italy Foresta di Monte Arcosu Map
GR1420004 Greece KARLA - MAVROVOUNI - KEFALOVRYSO VELESTINOU - NEOCHORI Map
GR2410001 Greece LIMNES YLIKI KAI PARALIMNI - SYSTIMA VOIOTIKOU KIFISOU Map
GR3000005 Greece SOUNIO - NISIDA PATROKLOU KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2450005 Greece NOTIOANATOLIKOS PARNASSOS - ETHNIKOS DRYMOS PARNASSOU - DASOS TITHOREAS Map
GR2520006 Greece OROS PARNONAS (KAI PERIOCHI MALEVIS) Map
GR2540003 Greece EKVOLES EVROTA Map
ITB010010 Italy Isole Tavolara, Molara e Molarotto Map
GR2550004 Greece LIMNOTHALASSA PYLOU (DIVARI) KAI NISOS SFAKTIRIA, AGIOS DIMITRIOS Map
GR2440003 Greece FARANGI GORGOPOTAMOU Map
GR2520001 Greece OROS MAINALO Map
GR1430001 Greece OROS PILIO KAI PARAKTIA THALASSIA ZONI Map
GR2320007 Greece OROS PANACHAIKO Map
GR1440003 Greece ANTICHASIA ORI - METEORA Map
GR1410002 Greece AGRAFA Map
ITB010008 Italy Arcipelago La Maddalena Map
GR2430001 Greece OROS TYMFRISTOS (VELOUCHI) Map
GR2540002 Greece PERIOCHI NEAPOLIS KAI NISOS ELAFONISOS Map
GR3000006 Greece YMITTOS - AISTHITIKO DASOS KAISARIANIS - LIMNI VOULIAGMENIS Map
ITB013019 Italy Isole del Nord - Est tra Capo Ceraso e Stagno di San Teodoro Map
GR2320012 Greece OROS ERYMANTHOS Map
GR1430007 Greece PERIOCHI TAMIEFTIRON PROIN LIMNIS KARLAS Map
GR3000016 Greece YGROTOPOS SCHINIA Map
GR2420010 Greece OROS KANTILI Map
GR3000015 Greece OROS YMITTOS Map
GR1430008 Greece OROS PILIO Map
GR2320013 Greece OROS CHELMOS (AROANIA) - FARANGI VOURAIKOU KAI PERIOCHI KALAVRYTON Map

Protected sites

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Legal status

Legal text Annex Conditions More information
Council Directive 92/43/EEC of 21 May 1992 on the conservation of natural habitats and of wild fauna and flora - consolidated version 01/01/2007 (EU Habitats Directive) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...rective/index_en.htm
Convention on the conservation of European wildlife and natural habitats (Bern Convention) http://www.coe.int/t/dg4/cul.../bern/default_en.asp
https://wcd.coe.int/ViewDoc....ckColorLogged=FDC864

Resolution No. 6 (1998) of the Bern Convention lists the species requiring specific habitat conservation measures [and the designation of Areas of Special Conservation Interest (ASCIs) forming for the Emerald network]
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) http://www.cites.org/eng
Commission regulation (EU) No 1320/2014, of 1 December 2014, amending Council Regulation (EC) No 338/97 on the protection of species of wild fauna and flora by regulating trade therein (EU regulation of trade of fauna and flora) http://ec.europa.eu/environm...s/legislation_en.htm

Common names and synonyms

Common Name Language Reference
Bredrandet landskildpadde Danish EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Breitrandschildkröte German Gasc J.P. and al.
Klokschildpad Dutch EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Marginated tortoise English Gasc J.P. and al.
Tartaruga marginada Portuguese EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Testuggine marginata Italian EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Tortue bordée French Gasc J.P. and al.
Tortue marginée French EC-DGXI.d2, ETC/NC
Synonym Author
Testudo graja Hermann, 1804
Testudo campanulata Strauch, 1862

Other resources

Fauna Europaea Fauna Europaea
GBIF Global Biodiversity Information Facility
Habitats Directive Art. 17-2006 summary
ITIS (Valid name) Interagency Taxonomic Information System
NCBI search National Center for Biotechnology Information
PESI (Accepted) Pan-European Species directories Infrastructure
Species+ Species+ by UNEP-WCMC
Wikipedia Wikipedia

External data

Reportnet deliveries

Files delivered through Reportnet with relevance to this species.

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Released Coverage Envelope File
2015-07-31 Greece Habitats Directive Article 17 29_12_2014 submission GR GR_species_reports-15723-10453.xml
2013-12-03 Italy 3rd Italian national report 2013 IT_species_reports.xml
2008-03-04 Italy Italy Testudo marginata
2008-02-21 Greece Hellas Species questionnaire for Testudo marginata
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