The Buxtoni can be found in the Zagros Mountain ranges, and along the coast of the Caspian Sea in Iran. Photo map belongs to Lonely Planet.
Adults can reach 6-9" (15 to 23 cm) in size.
High in fiber, rich in calcium, and low in protein. Weeds, broadleaf greens, flowers, optunia cactus and optunia fruit. Organic store-bought greens and Mazuri on occasion. No fruit - too high in sugars.
Their coloring exhibits a variety of browns, tans, grays, and black. Skin color is dark, similar to the Asia Minor tortoise. The carapace possesses a noticeable arch.
Yes, this subspecies brumates during cooler, winter months.
This subspecies is cold tolerant.
An adult male buxtoni tortoise. Photo taken by "Egyptian Dan"