Gopherus agassizii

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Related to Gopherus agassizii: desert tortoise
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Noun1.Gopherus agassizii - burrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern MexicoGopherus agassizii - burrowing tortoise of the arid western United States and northern Mexico; may be reclassified as a member of genus Xerobates
tortoise - usually herbivorous land turtles having clawed elephant-like limbs; worldwide in arid area except Australia and Antarctica
genus Gopherus, Gopherus - gopher tortoises
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Berry (2012) Mycoplasma testudineum in free-ranging desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. J.
(2008) found that dogs could detect desert tortoises Gopherus agassizii from as far as 62.8 m.
Research on interactions between Agassiz's desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii) and ungulates has focused exclusively on the effects of livestock grazing on tortoises and their habitat (Oldemeyer, 1994).
Increases in corvid abundance are often correlated with declines in their prey (Lauro and Tanacredi 2002; Kelly and others 2005; Webb and Marzluff 2007; Klausen and others 2010), especially threatened and endangered taxa such as the Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii; Kristan and Boarman 2003), Marbled Murrelet (Brachyramphus marmoratus; Peery and Henry 2010), Greater Sage-Grouse (Centrocercus urophasianus-, Coates and others 2008), and the California Least Tern (Sterna antillarum browni; Caffrey 1995).
Oxalosis in wild desert tortoises, Gopherus agassizii. Journal of Wildlife Diseases 45:982-988.
Ecological energetics of the desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii): effects of rainfall and drought.
Effect of venipuncture sites on hematologic and clinical biochemical values in desert tortoises (Gopherus agassizii).
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.
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.