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Mojave Desert Tortoise The lonely Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is listed as vulnerable on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This one moves slowly but keeps an eye on me, close to the Kelso Sand Dunes, Mojave National Preserve, California. Conservation Status: imperiled (S2) in California, US (NatureServe). California,Desert tortoise,Geotagged,Gopherus agassizii,Gopherus agassiziiGopherus morafkai,IUCN vulnerable,Kelso Sand Dunes,Mojave Desert Tortoise,Mojave National Preserve,Spring,United States,imperilled Click/tap to enlarge PromotedSpecies introCountry intro

Mojave Desert Tortoise

The lonely Mojave Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) is listed as vulnerable on IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. This one moves slowly but keeps an eye on me, close to the Kelso Sand Dunes, Mojave National Preserve, California. Conservation Status: imperiled (S2) in California, US (NatureServe).

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The desert tortoises are two species of tortoise native to the Mojave and Sonoran Deserts of the southwestern United States and northwestern Mexico and the Sinaloan thornscrub of northwestern Mexico. ''G. agassizii'' is distributed in western Arizona, southeastern California, southern Nevada, and southwestern Utah. The specific name ''agassizii'' is in honor of Swiss-American zoologist Jean Louis Rodolphe Agassiz. Recently, on the basis of DNA, geographic, and behavioral differences between desert.. more

Similar species: Turtles And Tortoises
Species identified by Greg Shchepanek
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By Greg Shchepanek

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Uploaded Nov 23, 2018. Captured Apr 15, 2016 18:30 in Kelso-Dunes Rd, California, USA.
  • COOLPIX S9900
  • f/6.4
  • 1/500s
  • ISO125
  • 94.9mm