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    • Tortoises
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    • Testudinidae

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Recent observations

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egamez

Date

March 1, 2015

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What

Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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cdmar10

Date

March 1, 2015 11:02 AM EST

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No photos or sounds

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Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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campbayou

Date

the past

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Galápagos Tortoise Chelonoidis nigra

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zanejohnson

Date

June 29, 2014 05:39 PM MST

Description

In the highlands in ponds, about 3 feet across

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Gopher Tortoise Gopherus polyphemus

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bobcat19

Date

February 22, 2015 10:28 AM CST

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Description

This a picture of a burrow entrance.

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cvanderson

Date

July 10, 2007

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Radiated Tortoise Astrochelys radiata

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cvanderson

Date

December 28, 2001

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Santa Cruz Island Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis porteri

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 28, 2014

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Cape Berkeley Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis becki

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 29, 2014

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Sierra Negra Giant Tortoise Chelonoidis vicina

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carmelo_lopez

Date

October 31, 2014

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Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

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hummer56

Date

October 10, 2014

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Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii

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npollock66

Date

May 15, 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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