The two subspecies
Traditionally two subspecies of Hermann’s tortoise are distinguished:
- Testudo hermanni hermanni (Gmelin, 1789) or Western Hermann’s tortoise (Spain, France, Italy and the large islands of the western Mediterranean)
- Testudo hermanni boettgeri (Mojsisovics, 1889) or Eastern Hermann’s tortoise (Mediterranean regions of the Balkan Peninsula and a few small islands of the eastern Mediterranean).
Var Testudo hermanni hermanni and Macedonian Testudo hermanni boettgeri