Recognition of the vital importance of longleaf pine communities as floral biodiversity hotspots (Peet and Allard, 1993) and critical habitat for rare fauna such as Gopherus
polyphemus (gopher tortoise; U.
Various wildlife species found in longleaf pine savannas, such as the endangered red-cockaded woodpecker Picoides borealis and gopher tortoises Gopherus
polyphemus are dependent on the use of fire to maintain open, park-like conditions for their survival (Alavalapati et al.
Effects of cattle grazing on the desert tortoise, Gopherus
agassizii: nutritional and behavioral interactions.
For the turtles Gopherus
flavomarginatus studied by Trapaga et al.
So, the Gopherus
agassizii now has, virtually, a monopoly on a considerable real estate empire; with Bundy gone the monopoly will be complete--for the fegov agencies and enviro NGOs that claim to be conservators for the charming reptile.
Seasonality in plasma thyroxine in the desert tortoise, Gopherus
This study increases to 57 the herpetofaunistic species for this municipality, with eight new records: Crocodylus moreletti, Tantilla atriceps, Chelonia mydas, Lepidochelys kempii, Kinosternon scorpioides, Trachemys venusta, Terrapene carolina and Gopherus
Mating opportunities of female Gopher Tortoises, Gopherus
polyphemus, in relation to spatial isolation of females and their burrows.
Several birds that nest in the valley, including the burrowing owl and the loggerhead shrike, have protected status under federal law, as does a reptile called gopherus
agassizii, or desert tortoise.
The size and shape of four Gopherus
species, a tortoise native to North America, have been proved to be unrelated to genetic differences and climate (Germano, 1993).
Physical descriptions of the disease are analogous between species and similar to observations made here of a third Gopherus
Research studies related to ground turtles belonged to the species Terrapene carolina and Gopherus
polyphenus, identified in blood samples the following cellular types, basophiles, eosinophils, lymphocytes, monocytes, neutrophils and thrombocytes (Ryerson, 1943).