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Texas Tortoise

Gopherus berlandieri


The Texas tortoise has yellowish-orange, "horned" scutes (plates) on its shell and cylindrical and columnar hind legs, like those of an elephant. About one and 11/2 inches long (and wide) at hatching, this turtle will normally grow to have a shell length of about 81/2 inches. — Texas Parks and Wildlife


Its range extends from South-Central Texas in the United States southward into the Mexican states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, and Tamaulipas.

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Texas, USA

Spotted on Apr 2, 2017
Submitted on Apr 2, 2017

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