Many thanks team. The Western Hermann’s tortoise has evolved in the warmer parts of Europe while the Eastern Hermann’s tortoise has evolved in the colder parts of Europe where the ice age lasted longer. The Eastern tortoise is bigger than the Western one and it has been determined that it probably evolved faster than the Western tortoise. They can be distinguished by their carapace and plastron patterns. The images below are from Chris Leone
Maybe, Christopher you could tell me how long tortoises live? All you need to do is tell me in the Reply box below.?
Many thanks to
Chris Leone for his images
Changes to title, images and added information on tortoises (21/11/17)