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The Elongated Tortoise is a moderately sized tortoise that can reach up to one foot in length. Their name derives from the long, narrow carapace that is usually a yellow-brown shade. The carapace often has black markings on the sides. The male's plastron is concave and they have longer shells than females. The tails of both male and female Elongated Tortoises have a "claw" on the end. The thighs are scaled with small, thorny scales. The head of the Elongated Tortoise is usually yellowish, as is the carapace. The carapace has darker, greenish spots. The female Elongated Tortoise's head changes to a rosy shade during breeding season.

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