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Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii): Status-of-knowledge outline with references

Author(s):

Mark C. Grover
Lesley A. DeFalco

Year:

1995

Publication type:

General Technical Report (GTR)

Primary Station(s):

Rocky Mountain Research Station

Historical Station(s):

Intermountain Forest Experiment Station

Source:

Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-316. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Research Station. 134 p.

Description

Provides an overview of extant desert tortoise literature, summarizing literature on taxonomy, morphology, genetics, and paleontology and paleoecology of the desert tortoise, as well as its general ecology. Literature on desert tortoise ecology encompasses distribution and habitat, burrows and dens, reproduction, growth, physiology, feeding and nutrition, mortality factors, and behavior. Information on habitat deterioration, management of tortoises, their legal status and tortoise husbandry is also included. The manuscript is a complete overview of existing literature, including peer-reviewed literature and other literature. Information was compiled from materials available in 1991.

Citation

Grover, Mark C.; DeFalco, Lesley A. 1995. Desert tortoise (Gopherus agassizii): Status-of-knowledge outline with references. Gen. Tech. Rep. INT-GTR-316. Ogden, UT: U.S. Department of Agriculture, Intermountain Research Station. 134 p.

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