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Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni) latin dict size=28   common dict size=512
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Author Name (E-mail): Axis (ground_assault_11@yahoo.com)
Subject Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni)

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Egyptian tortoise (Testudo kleinmanni)

Formerly thought to occur across Libya, Egypt and Israel, the populations east of the Nile Delta in Egypt and in Israel have recently been found to be a separate species, Testudo werneri. Furthermore, the species is effectively extinct in the remaining areas of Egypt. Two wild individuals were found in 2001 in a protected coastal area in the Western Desert, the first record of the species in Egypt in over 20 years, but such small numbers do not constitute a viable population. The tortoise is still found in two distinct regions of Libya - Tripolitania and Cyrenaica.

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