Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Gopherus agassizii
Species Authority: (Cooper, 1863)
Common Name(s):
English Desert Tortoise
French Tortue D'Agassiz, Gophère D'Agassiz
Spanish Tortuga Del Desierto
Xerobates agassizii Cooper, 1863
Xerobates lepidocephalus Ottley & Velázquez-Solis, 1989

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1acde+2cde, E ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)
1988 Vulnerable (V)
1986 Vulnerable (V)
1982 Vulnerable (V)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Mexico; United States
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Gopherus agassizii. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9400A12983037. . Downloaded on 14 October 2015.
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