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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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2005: Translocation as a conservation tool: site fidelity and movement of repatriated gopher tortoises (Gopherus polyphemus).
Using range-wide abundance modeling to identify key conservation areas for the micro-endemic bolson tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus).
Berry (2012) Mycoplasma testudineum in free-ranging desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii.
(2008) found that dogs could detect desert tortoises Gopherus agassizii from as far as 62.8 m.
Gopherus polyphemus population distribution in Ichetucknee Springs State Park, Florida.
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.
Gopherus polyphemus (Dauden 1802), the gopher tortoise, is a burrowing
Prey species Frequency Frequency Relative Relative (%) of biomass number of occurrence consumed individuals (%) (%) consumed (%) >15 kg Odocoileus 67 74 72 45 virginianus Bos taurus (a) 16 12 20 4 Pecari tajacu 6 3 2 4 Canis latrans 1 0 0 0 Equus asinus 1 0 0 0 <15 kg Mephitidae 1 0 0 0 Birds (Catharidae, 1 0 0 0 Melleagris gallopavo, Corvus spp.) Nasua narica 2 0 0 0 Lagomorph 1 3 (b) 1 20 (Sylvilagus spp., Lepus spp.) Tortoise (Gopherus 0 6 4 17 agassizii) Squirrel 0 2 1 10 (Otospermophilus variegatus) Scavenge sites 4 -- -- -- (cow or deer carcass) (a) Bos taurus was identified as calf at all kill sites but age could not be established through scat analysis.
Hundreds of mammals, plants, and invertebrates endemic to Florida pine rocklands are continually tracked by FNAI, including the Florida panther (Puma concolor coryi [Bangs]; Carnivora: Felidae), gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus [Daudin]; Testudines: Testudinidae), "Dade County slash pine" (Pinus elliottii Engelmann var.