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In Gopherus berlandieri Agassiz (the Texas tortoise), a fungus has been identified as an etiological agent of shell degradation (Rose et al.
The desert tortoise is one of three species of the genus Gopherus residing in the United States.
Slow and steady isn't winning the race for threatened Gopherus agassizii, dspite efforts of concerned citizens to preserve its habitat.
Table 1: Collective North American species studied/managed at individual C2S2 institutions common name scientific name American burying beetle Nicrophorus americanus Attwater's prairie chicken Tympanuchus cupido attwateri black footed ferret Mustela nigripes black-capped vireo Vireo atricapilla California condor Gymnogyps californianus Desert bighorn sheep Ovis canadensis nelsoni desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii Florida panther Puma concolor coryi golden-cheeked warbler Dendroica chrysoparia Guam rail Gallirallus owstoni Hawaiian crow Corvus hawaiiensis Iiwi Vestiaria coccinea Amakihi Hemignathus virens Rota bridled white-eye Zosterops conspicillatus rotensis Mlcronesian kingfisher Todiramphus c.
Is Gopherus agassizii a desert-adapted tortoise, or an exaptive opportunist?
Scientifically called gopherus agassizii, desert tortoises were labeled an endangered species by the federal government under an emergency designation in 1989.
Reproduction in a population of the desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, in the Sonoran Desert.
The extant North American Testudinidae includes four species of Gopherus (agassizii, berlandieri, flavomarginatus, and polyphemus).