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Desert Tortoise
Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii)
The Desert Tortoise is a terrestrial tortoise with a high-domed greenish-tan to dark brown carapace. The front legs have heavy claws and are flattened for digging. The back legs are stumpy. Males are slightly larger... Read more >
Texas Tortoise
Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)
The Texas Tortoise is an oblong turtle with a flat-topped shell. The carapace is mainly brown, with some yellow or orange markings on the scutes. The underside (plastron) is yellow. The head is wedge-shaped with a... Read more >

Bolson Tortoise
Bolson Tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus)
The Bolson Tortoise is the largest North American tortoise species. It was discovered as recently as 1959. The Bolson Tortoise is a terrestrial tortoise with a high-domed brownish carapace. The front legs have heavy... Read more >
Gopher Tortoise
Gopher Tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus)
The Gopher Tortoise has a brown, gray or black carapace, and yellow or tan underside (plastron). Hatchlings are lighter in color. Males have a concave plastron, while females have a flat plastron. Males have longer... Read more >

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