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Noun1.Gopherus - gopher tortoisesGopherus - gopher tortoises      
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
gopher tortoise, gopher turtle, Gopherus polypemus, gopher - burrowing edible land tortoise of southeastern North America
desert tortoise, Gopherus agassizii - burrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates
Texas tortoise - close relative to the desert tortoise; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates
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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.
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 berlandieri.
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.
Physical descriptions of the disease are analogous between species and similar to observations made here of a third Gopherus species.
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).