Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
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Order: Testudines - turtles, tortoises, terrapins
Family: Testudinidae - tortoises
Genus: Gopherus - gopher tortoises, North American tortoises
Species: Gopherus agassizii -Mojave desert tortoise; Gopherus morafkai - Sonoran desert tortoise; Gopherus evgoodei - Southern Sonoran/Northern Sinaloa desert tortoise
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© 2010-2021 San Diego Zoo Wildlife Alliance, Taxonomy updated Nov 2021. Distribution and Habitat, Behavior and Ecology updated Dec 2021. Conservation update Jan 2021.
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