Definition of Gopherus
1. Noun. Gopher tortoises.
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Testudinidae, Testudinidae
Member holonyms: Gopher, Gopher Tortoise, Gopher Turtle, Gopherus Polypemus, Desert Tortoise, Gopherus Agassizii, Texas Tortoise
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Gopherus
Literary usage of Gopherus
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"Gopherus agassizii (Cooper). DESERT TORTOISE. ... Gopherus agassizii, STEJNEGER, NA Fauna, No. 7, 1893, p. 161. Description.—Shell broad and deep, ..."
2. The Reptiles of the Pacific Coast and Great Basin: An Account of the Species by John Van Denburgh (1897)
"The skin on top of the head is divided into scales. There is but one supra- caudal plate. 3.—Gopherus agassizii (Cooper). DESERT TORTOISE. ..."
3. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Thus, the range of Gopherus polyphemus, one of the gopher turtles, is the coast of the United States from southern South Carolina to Florida and the ..."
4. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"Later, Geochelone died out, whereas Gopherus has survived at the southern and ... Modern distributions of three gopher tortoises (Gopherus; hatching and ..."