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Gopherus agassizii (Mojave desert tortoise)

Reptilia - Testudines - Testudinidae

Taxonomy
Gopherus agassizii was named by Cooper (1863). It is extant.

It was recombined as Scaptochelys agassizii by Bramble (1982).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1863Gopherus agassizii Cooper
1961Gopherus agassizi Brattstrom p. 551
1982Scaptochelys agassizii Bramble p. 854
2004Gopherus agassizii Reynoso and Montellano-Ballesteros p. 824
2014Gopherus agassizii van Dijk et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Bilateria
EubilateriaAx 1987
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1874
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
subclassSarcopterygii()
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
RankNameAuthor
subclassAmphibiosauriaKuhn 1967
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
Testudinata(Oppel 1811)
orderTestudinesBatsch 1788
suborderCryptodira
Pantestudinoidea
superfamilyTestudinoidea
familyTestudinidaeBatsch 1788
genusGopherusRafinesque 1832
speciesagassiziiCooper 1863

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Gopherus agassizii Cooper 1863 [Mojave desert tortoise]
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Diagnosis
No diagnoses are available
Measurements
No measurements are available
Composition: phosphaticsubp
Environment: terrestrialf
Locomotion: actively mobilec
Life habit: ground dwellingf
Diet: herbivoref
Diet 2: herbivoref
Reproduction: oviparousf
Created: 2005-08-26 07:16:55
Modified: 2005-09-09 16:16:46
Source: f = family, c = class, subp = subphylum
References: Carroll 1988, Hendy et al. 2009, Ernst and Barbour 1989

Age range: base of the Irvingtonian to the top of the Late/Upper Pleistocene or 1.80000 to 0.01170 Ma

Collections (6 total)


Time interval Ma Country or state Original ID and collection number
Irvingtonian1.8 - 0.3USA (Nevada) Gopherus agassizii (20280)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117USA (Nevada) Gopherus agassizi (99602)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117USA (California) Gopherus agassizi (99601)
Late/Upper Pleistocene (high glacial)0.129 - 0.0117USA (New Mexico) Gopherus agassizi (76059)
Late/Upper Pleistocene0.129 - 0.0117USA (New Mexico) Gopherus agassizi (99599 99600)