Baby Marginated Tortoise Testudo marginata The Marginated Tortoise, an ornate and hardy species, is widely known as the largest of the European tortoises. Marginated Tortoises are herbivorous creatures that require low protein levels to thrive, making them a species for a more advanced keeper. The most unique feature of the Marginated Tortoise is its oblong-shaped carapace that isn’t divided, making them a very distinct species. An adult Marginated Tortoise’s carapace is almost completely black with yellow highlights. They also have scales on their legs which help identify them from other tortoises. For optimum health, Marginated Tortoise’s should be given daily calcium supplements to thrive. Marginated Tortoises are great tortoises with lovable personalities that can thrive when a keeper understands the special needs of these creatures!