desert tortoise
The Desert Tortoise, Gopherus agassizii, is a member of Testudinidae family. They are found on flats, alluvial fans, bajadas and rocky terrain. The maximum age of the desert tortoise is typically 80 years, but they may live to reach 100 years old.

Research Articles and Projects - Overviews - Information Sheets

Desert Tortoise - by National Park Service.

Gopherus agassizii (Desert Tortoise) - by Gregory Crozier, University of Michigan.

The Biogeography of The Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) - by Kerrie Bathel, student in Geography 316, San Francisco State University, Department of Geography.

Care of Desert Tortoise - from California Turtle & Tortoise Club.

Recovering the Desert Tortoise with Science and Creative Management

The Desert Tortoise Model: A Spatially Explicit Simulation

Desert Tortoise Natural Area - from Bureau of Land Management California Ridgecrest Field Office.

Speeding Tortoises - by Danielle Brooks.

Mojave Desert Tortoise GATF Project - desert tortoise ecology.

A Natural History of the Desert Tortoise Gopherus [Xerobates] agassizii - by Howard E. Lawler.

Desert Tortoise on the Arizona Strip - from Arizona Bureau of Land Management.

Desert Tortoise by YAHOO

Desert Tortoise by Biological Resources Research Center, University of Nevada, Reno

Synopsis of conservation information on the desert tortoise - prepared by Jeff Lovich, Ph.D., USGS Western Ecological Reseach Center.

Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii) - from Desert Ecology of Tucson, Pima Community College.

Desert Tortoise - Gopherus agassizii - by Elisabeth M. Benders-Hyde.

Management of the desert tortoise and other reptiles and amphibians: Time for an environmental attitude adjustment - by J. Whitfield Gibbons.

The Desert Tortoise - by Philip M. Klasky.

Desert Tortoise by Sierra Club

Utah's Desert Tortoise Slowly winning the race - by the Nature Conservancy.

Desert Tortoise - by Emma Reid.

The Desert Tortoise by Kwadwo Kwaa

Tortoise Underpasses - from United States Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration.

Desert Tortoise wildlife information - by Betty Burge, A.R Royo.

A Desert Tortoise Spatially Explicit Population Model - by Douglas Briggs, Jim Westervelt, Shaun Levi, Steve Harper.

Mojave Desert Biodiversity Project

Desert Tortoise Habitat Project - by Agua Fria-New River Natural Resource Conservation District & Scott Libby Elementary School.

Desert tortoise information - from the Desert Tortoise Preserve Committee.

Partnership Returns Captive Desert Tortoise to the Wild

Splitting hairs over the desert tortoise - by Tim Leftwich.

Desert Tortoise, Mojave Population - by U.S Fish & Wildlife Service.

Desert Tortoise (Gopherus agassizii Testudinidae) - by College of Biology and Agriculture, Brigham Young University.

California Desert Tortoise - from Santa Barbara Zoological Gardens.

San Diego Turtle & Tortoise Society

Desert Tortoise by The Living Desert Wildlife & Botanical Park

Desert Tortoise by Scenic Drive

Desert Tortoise by National Wildlife Federation

Tortoise Group - contributing in efforts to protect the wild desert tortoise and its natural habitat and promoting responsible care of legally acquired pet desert tortoises.

Desert Tortoise by EnchantedLearning

The Desert Tortoise Council

Photos - Images - Figures - Slides

Home page for Kachua , the Desert Tortoise

Desert Tortoise by The Tucson Herpetological Society

Desert Tortoise Photo - by Scott Stonum.

Picture of a Desert Tortoise - by Desert Studies Center.

Burns Reserve Fauna - desert tortoise illustration by University of California, Natural Reserve System.

Desert Tortoise (State Reptile)

Ventral Recess of Nasal cavity of Desert Tortoise - photomicrograph of the ventral recess of the nasal cavity of a desert tortoise.

Desert Tortoise - by Arthur H. Harris, Laboratory for Environmental Biology, Centennial Museum, University of Texas at El Paso.


Commonly asked questions about the desert tortoise and answers - by Kristin H. Berry.

News Archives - Newsletters

Las Vegas Tries to Block Desert Tortoise Protection - by Environmental Defense.

Researchers voice hope for desert tortoise - by Jim Hill, CNN.

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