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    • Testudinidae

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Recent observations

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What

Tortoises Family Testudinidae

Observer

leosandra

Date

January 5, 2015

Place

St.Maarten (Google, OSM)

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

msamoriga

Date

May 16, 2015

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

I am on a deer lease 10 miles west of Uvalde, right off Hwy 90 on the south side. I saw one tortoise this past May crossing one of the ranch roads. I did not stop to check the sex. Last August I found three of them walking together in the front yard of the ranch house....2 adults and a juvenile

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Galápagos Tortoise Chelonoidis nigra

Observer

swampy

Date

March 21, 2013

Description

Amazing!

Photos / Sounds

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

logan

Date

June 29, 2015 10:55 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

logan

Date

June 29, 2015 10:31 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

June 26, 2015 10:09 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

logan

Date

June 28, 2015 05:46 PM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

logan

Date

June 28, 2015 10:24 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

dneuharth

Date

June 26, 2015 11:40 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

jibarra

Date

September 8, 2009

Place

(Somewhere...)

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Berlandier's Tortoise Gopherus berlandieri

Observer

connor22

Date

June 26, 2015 10:09 AM CDT

Place

(Somewhere...)

Description

Female

Photos / Sounds

What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

Observer

kpmcfarland

Date

June 26, 2015 10:27 AM EDT

Place

(Somewhere...)
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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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