Definition of Genus 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 Genus Gopherus
Literary usage of Genus gopherus
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1. Principles of Animal Biology by Aaron Franklin Shull, George Roger Larue, Alexander Grant Ruthven (1920)
"Therefore the genus Gopherus which includes these three species has a range ... Furthermore, the family Testudinidae, which includes the genus Gopherus and ..."
2. Ecosystem Disturbance and Wildlife Conservation in Western Grasslands: A edited by Deborah M. Finch (1998)
"At the same time that Geochelone became extinct in North America, the ranges of four species of grassland tortoises of the genus Gopherus contracted into ..."