The Herpetological Journal is the Society's prestigious quarterly scientific journal. Articles are listed in Biological Abstracts, Current Awareness in Biological Sciences,Current Contents, Science Citation Index, and Zoological Record.
The 2017/18 impact factor of the Herpetological Journal is 1.268
Authors: Eli Geffen And Heinrich Mendelssohn
Abstract: Egyptian tortoises were collected in the field and X-rayed at 2-4 week intervals during two breeding seasons. Females laid 2-3 clutches per year, each consisting of 1-3 large eggs. The internesting period was estimated to be 20-30 days. The nest was a shallow pit at a base of a bush. The breeding biology of Testudo kleinmanni is similar to that of other small highly specialised tortoises.