Gopherus agassizii Cooper 1863 (Mojave desert tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative combinations: Gopherus agassizi, Scaptochelys agassizii

Belongs to Gopherus according to V.-H. Reynoso and M. Montellano-Ballesteros 2004

See also Bramble 1982 and Brattstrom 1961

Sister taxa: Gopherus (Gopherus), Gopherus (Oligopherus), Gopherus auffenbergi, Gopherus berlandieri, Gopherus brevisternus, Gopherus depressus, Gopherus donlaloi, Gopherus edae, Gopherus flavomarginatus, Gopherus hexagonatus, Gopherus laticuneus, Gopherus mohavensis, Gopherus polyphemus, Testudo milleri

Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of United States (5: California, Nevada, New Mexico collections)

Total: 5 collections each including a single occurrence

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