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texas tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

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jcentavo

Date

October 19, 2014

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Description

This guy had just been straddled by a gravel truck on a very busy oil field road. Luckily the driver liked tortoises. He wasn't moving so I picked him up and moved him to a BIG ranch.

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Red-footed Tortoise Chelonoidis carbonaria

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migueleq

Date

October 8, 2014 01:07 PM CDT

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Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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sarka

Date

September 22, 2013

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Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) Gopherus polyphemus

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iankutch

Date

October 14, 2014 12:07 PM EDT

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Description

Leaving a Pline Flatwoods and feeding on some grass.

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Geochelone nigrita Chelonoidis porteri

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danielasalazar

Date

September 8, 2014

Description

It is the world's largest land tortoise . You can exceed 200 kg, its shell has a number of coats of black color and can measure 1.3 m in length. They can live over 150 years.

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danielasalazar

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

Galapagos (Google, OSM)

Description

It is one of the five turtle populations on Isabela Island.

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Cape Berkeley Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis becki

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danielasalazar

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

Galapagos (Google, OSM)

Description

It is one of the five turtle populations on Isabela Island.

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danielasalazar

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

Galapagos (Google, OSM)

Description

It is one of the five turtle populations on Isabela Island.

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danielasalazar

Date

September 8, 2014

Place

Galapagos (Google, OSM)

Description

It is one of the five turtle populations on Isabela.

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Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

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lonnyholmes

Date

October 11, 2014 08:38 AM PDT

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Description

Mojave Desert Tortoise on the move, frequently stops and eats. Quite large.

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Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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kylejones

Date

October 11, 2014 11:37 AM EDT

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milagrosyepez

Date

April 5, 2012

Description

The carapace is a brown or tan color with a high, domed shape. It has stocky, heavily scaled legs to support its heavy body. The neck of the Aldabra giant tortoise is very long, even for its great size, which helps the animal to exploit tree branches up to a meter from the ground as a food source. Similar in size to the famous Galápagos giant tortoise, its carapace averages 105 cm (41 in) in length with an average weight of 120 kg (260 lb). Females are generally smaller than males, with average specimens measuring 90 cm (35 in) in length and weighing 150 kg (330 lb).

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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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