EMYSystem Species Page: Gopherus berlandieri
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Xerobatinae ()
GenusGenus Gopherus (Gopher Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Gopherus berlandieri (Berlandier's Tortoise)
range of species Gopherus berlandieri
approximate range
Original Description Agassiz 1857 : 447
Type Locality "southern Texas and Mexico"; restricted to "Lower Rio Grande, Texas," [USA] by Stejneger and Barbour (1917:121); restricted to "Brownsville, Cameron County, Texas," USA, by Schmidt (1953:105)
Syntypes USNM 60 (2 specimens)
Original name Xerobates berlandieri
Common name Berlandier's Tortoise
Distribution Southern Texas (USA) and northeastern Mexico (Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas)
Comments Reviewed by Auffenberg and Franz (1978c), Smith and Smith (1979), Groombridge (1982), and Rose and Judd in (Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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