Hermann's tortoise is one of five tortoise species traditionally placed in the genus ''Testudo'', which also includes the well-known Marginated tortoise , Greek tortoise , and Russian tortoise , for example. Three subspecies are known: the Western Hermann's tortoise , the Eastern Hermann's tortoise and Dalmatian tortoise . Sometimes mentioned subspecies ''T. h. peleponnesica'' is not yet confirmed to be genetically different to ''T. h. boettgeri''.