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Egyptian tortoise

(Testudo kleinmanni)

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Description

Kleinmann's tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni ),often called the Egyptian tortoise and occasionally Leith's tortoise,is a critically endangered species of neck-hiding tortoise.Once more widespread,its numbers are now dwindling.The species is nearly extinct in Egypt,and complete extinction in the wild is a looming threat unless more actions are taken to protect this species.

Taxonomic tree:

Domain:
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:
Class: Reptilia
Order:Testudines
Family:Testudinidae
Genus:Testudo
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