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Gopherus (gopher tortoises)

Wikipedia Abstract

Gopherus is a genus of tortoises commonly referred to as gopher tortoises. The gopher tortoise is grouped with land tortoises that originated 60 million years ago, in North America. A genetic study has shown that their closest relatives are in the Asian genus Manouria.The gopher tortoises live in the southern United States from California's Mojave Desert across to Florida, and in parts of northern Mexico.
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Gopherus agassizii (Agassizs Desert Tortoise)
Gopherus berlandieri (Texas (Gopher )Tortoise) (Attributes)
Gopherus flavomarginatus (Mexican Gopher Tortoise)
Gopherus morafkai ((Californian) Desert Tortoise) (Attributes)
Gopherus polyphemus ((Florida) Gopher Tortoise) (Attributes)

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach
Disney's Animal Kingdom
Homosassa Springs Wildlife State Park


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