The Marginated Tortoise is the largest European tortoise on the planet. It is distinguished by it’s shell’s saw-like structure that flanges outward like a bell with an undivided carapace over the tail. The Marginated Tortoise has origins in Italy, Greece and the Balkans.The tail of the Marginated Tortoise has an interesting lengthwise marking that makes them unique. They are herbivores that enjoy a diet consisting mostly of greens where protein levels should be kept low. Give your Marginated Tortoise a nice source of light because they’ll enjoy basking, but only for short periods of time.