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The Balkan Pond Turtle (Mauremys caspica rivulata) or Western Caspian Turtle is of the family Geoemydidae which is in the genus Mauremys. It is native to Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Macedonia, Montenegro, Serbia, Syria and Turkey. This taxon is widely treated as a subspecies of Caspian Turtle (Mauremys caspica) but has most recently been considered a full species by some authorities.
Wednesday, 10 July 2013
BALKAN POND TURTLE (Mauremys caspica subspecies M. c .rivulata ) Almyropotamos River, Polichnitos, Lesvos Island, Greece
Labels: Balkan Pond Turtle, Greece, Lesbos, Lesvos, Mauremys rivulata, Polichnitos, reptiles, Reptiles of Europe, Reptiles of Greece, turtle, Western Caspian turtle