Gopherus agassizii


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Gopherus agassizii

desert tortoise.
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Different rates and causes of high mortality in two populations of the threatened desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii.
Egg production by the desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii in California.
The desert tortoise, or Gopherus agassizii, measures up to 38 centimeters in shell length and inhabits the Mojave, Colorado, and Sonoran deserts in Mexico and the southwestern United States.
Agonistic interactions between Gopherus agassizii (Testudinidae) and Heloderma suspectum (Helodermatidae).
Scientifically called gopherus agassizii, desert tortoises were labeled an endangered species by the federal government under an emergency designation in 1989.
Key words: demography; Gopherus agassizii (desert tortoise); elasticity; finite rate of increase; life-stage simulation analysis and importance, matrix population models; population growth; sensitivity; species conservation; Tympanuchus cupido (Greater Prairie Chicken); variance and covariance; vital rates.
Is Gopherus agassizii a desert-adapted tortoise, or an exaptive opportunist?