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    • Tortoises
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    • Testudinidae

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Recent observations

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Observer

kclarksdnhmorg

Date

September 2, 2010

Description

Tortoise crossing highway. 9:19 AM. 1,474 feet elevation.

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dneuharth

Date

May 22, 2015 07:10 PM CDT

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eqnaturalist

Date

May 18, 2015 12:06 PM CDT

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Description

Gopherus berlandieri basking

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What

Tortoises Family Testudinidae

Observer

gjoiner

Date

May 22, 2015

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Description

At 1:05 p.m. (Central) in Waco, Texas, on Bagby Road, about 200 yards north of the intersection of Bagby Road and State Hwy 6, a tortoise was crossing Bagby Road towards the Central Texas Marketplace on the other side. It was crossing just shy of the Sonic restaurant on Bagby. The tortoise had a slash of red color on its neck. I picked up the tortoise and returned it to about 50 yards in the habitat that it had been walking from. I placed it in a area of ankle-high weeds and grass.

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What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

May 21, 2015 07:18 PM CDT

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What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

May 21, 2015 07:11 PM CDT

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What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

May 21, 2015 07:05 PM CDT

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What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

May 19, 2015 11:51 AM CDT

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What

Seychelles Giant Tortoise Dipsochelys hololissa

Date

January 10, 2013

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What

Seychelles Giant Tortoise Dipsochelys hololissa

Date

March 24, 2010

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What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

dahlia

Date

April 3, 2015 01:59 PM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

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What

Aldabrachelys gigantea Dipsochelys dussumieri

Date

September 13, 2009
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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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