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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

lscknwrbiota

Date

April 14, 2014 03:29 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

chris_hass

Date

March 27, 2015 08:25 AM MDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

donendicott

Date

March 23, 2015 10:28 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Solitary individual encountered while I was hiking. Desert Tortoises, a threatened species, are native to the Mojave Desert, not Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, which falls in the lower elevation Colorado Desert. It is likely a descendant of captive tortoises released by authorities in this area circa 1970-1971. See https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19711220&id=rwswAAAAIBAJ&sjid=4gEEAAAAIBAJ&pg=7270%2C2961041&hl=en

A good reference for learning more about the natural history of Desert Tortoises is http://www.blm.gov/ca/pdfs/cdd_pdfs/dta.pdf.

This tortoise had been browsing wildflowers as can be seen in this image showing a stalk in its mouth.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

toby

Date

March 15, 2015 01:08 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

toby

Date

March 15, 2015 01:04 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

sea-kangaroo

Date

March 16, 2015 10:57 AM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Ungracefully getting down from the concrete toilet step. Clunk.

Tags

Photos / Sounds

What

Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

Observer

gregwatson

Date

March 13, 2015 04:45 PM PDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

"Adolescent" desert tortoise crossing a dirt road. Carapace was about 6" in length. Based on the gular horn size, I'd surmise this is a female - (?)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

sckraum

Date

March 19, 2015 01:03 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Gopher tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

ingridjensen

Date

March 19, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Top shell of a burrowing tortoise, identified by a golf course worker as an American gopher turtle

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Leopard Tortoise Stigmochelys pardalis

Observer

johnnybirder

Date

February 28, 2015 09:30 AM SAST

Photos / Sounds

What

Texas Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

gtsalmon

Date

May 26, 2012 06:17 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Adult male found as shell only by Graham Criglow. GTS 1255. UTA-R 60244.

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Gopher tortoises Genus Gopherus

Observer

tom_anderson

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Florida

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Description from Wikipedia

Tortoises (/ˈtɔːr.təs.ɪz/, Testudinidae) are a family of land-dwelling reptiles in the order Testudines. Like other turtles, tortoises are shielded from predators by a shell. The top part of the shell is the carapace, the underside is the plastron, and the two are connected by the bridge. The tortoise endoskeleton has the adaptation of having an external shell fused to the ribcage. Tortoises can vary in size from a few centimeters to two meters. They are usually...

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