EMYSystem Species Page: Gopherus flavomarginatus
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OrderOrder Testudines (turtles, tortoises and terrapins)
FamilyFamily Testudinidae (Tortoises)
SubfamilySubfamily Xerobatinae ()
GenusGenus Gopherus (Gopher Tortoises)
SpeciesSpecies Gopherus flavomarginatus (Bolson Tortoise)
range of species Gopherus flavomarginatus
approximate range
Original Description Legler 1959 : 337
Type Locality "30 to 40 miles from Lerdo, Durango, Mexico"
Holotype USNM 61253
Original name Gopherus flavomarginatus
Common name Bolson Tortoise
Distribution North-central Mexico
Comments Reviewed by Auffenberg and Franz (1978d), Smith and Smith (1979), Groombridge (1982), Morafka (1982), Bury et al. (1988 in Morafka and McCoy, 1988), and Morafka et al. (in Swingland and Klemens, 1989).
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