Texas tortoise

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Noun1.Texas tortoise - close relative to the desert tortoise; 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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Written for reptile and wildlife specialists as well as interested general readers, this is the first comprehensive guide to the Texas tortoise. The authors focus on the life of the animal, the other species of animals and plants that survive in south Texas and northern Mexico because of the presence and activities of this one, and the fact that Texas tortoises are now a threatened species and what people can do about it.
In Gopherus berlandieri Agassiz (the Texas tortoise), a fungus has been identified as an etiological agent of shell degradation (Rose et al., 2001).
Prolonged western equine encephalitis viremia in the Texas tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri).
Already Blankinship has reports of use by many reptiles and amphibians in the newly planted habitats: Texas tortoise and Texas indigo snake, both endangered in the state; the giant toad, threatened in Texas; Gulf Coast toad; checkered whiptail; six-lined racerunner.

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