Testudo graeca zarudnyi can be found in eastern and southern Iran, and Azerbaijan. Photo Map belongs to Lonely Planet.
9.5-11" (24 to 28 cm).
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.
Large, single spur on each upper rear thigh. No horny tip on the end of the tail. Broad, blunt head with large round eyes. High domed carapace. Very large specimen overall.
Adult Testudo graeca zarudnyi. Photo taken by Omid Mozaffari and used with permission.