Bolson tortoises, Gopherus flavomarginatus, are located in the Nearctic Region, and are primarily endemic to a portion of the Mapimi Basin in the Chihuahuan. The Bolson tortoise, Gopherus flavomarginatus, occurs within a restricted geographical area in the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert. We analyzed the variation in. PDF | The Bolson tortoise, Gopherus flavomarginatus, occurs within a restricted geographical area in the Mexican Chihuahuan Desert.

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Retrieved 29 May Currently they have become illegal to hunt, and have as pets. Conservation genetics and phylogenetic and taxonomic implications. Bolson tortoises live at an average elevation of m but are sometimes found in elevations as low as m and as high as m near volcanic slopes. Bolson tortoises achieve sexual maturity within the range of 10 to 20 years with the mean being 15 years.

Bolson tortoise – Wikipedia

Those that are raised in captivity and then released into the wild have a life expectancy averaging 60 years range Extensive savannas are found in parts of subtropical and tropical Africa and South America, and in Australia. They obtain most of their nutritional needs in the spring when the desert plants are in bloom.


Bolson flavommarginatus are the largest North American tortoises, with a mean carapace length of approximately mm. A taxon is Critically Endangered CR when the best available evidence indicates that it flavomarginaths any of the criteria A to E for Critically Endangered, and it is therefore considered to be facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.

However, Bolson tortoises grow at the fastest rate and are the largest of all tortoises in the genus Gopherus. The mothers’ burrows have a hole 20 cm deep outside the entrance. Because they are most commonly found in communities, they use feces and anal gland secretions to scent mark their burrows and home ranges.

Bolson tortoise

Future developments include a scale-back to limiting human interference and allowing the juveniles to be subjected to natural predation. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Gopherus flavomarginatus?

ADW doesn’t cover all species in the world, nor does it include all the latest scientific information about organisms we describe. Bolson tortoise Gopherus flavomarginatus conservation: The status and distribution of flavomagginatus Bolson tortoise Gopherus flavomarginatus. However, unlike other species of tortoises flavomqrginatus gopher tortoises Gopherus polyphemusthey have not been observed cohabiting a burrow with any other species.

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Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles flavomaeginatus Classification Kingdom Animalia animals Animalia: Home range, gopherue overlap, and burrow use of the desert tortoise in the West Mojave Desert.

These turtles have thick limbs and strong claws. Their water requirement is minimal, and they can live for weeks without it. X Close Link to this photo Embed this Arkive thumbnail link “portlet” by copying and pasting the code below. Surveys should be over a time frame appropriate to the taxon’s life cycle and life form. Farms have been tilled in tortoise habitat, despite its protected status.

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Their habitat is a semi-hot desert climate with winter temperatures around 2. The plastron of males is slightly more concave, in the abdominofemoral region, than that of females. Since then, tortoise populations have declined mostly due to over-collecting for food gopheurs the pet trade.