Gallery description : desert tortoise

Desert Tortoise (gopherus agassizii) is an animal of the reptile type. It usually lives in sandy desert plains and rocky hills. The animal weights about 4kg - 7kg (8lbs - 15lbs) and average life span is 25 - 60 years. Coyote, birds, gila monster are dangerous for desert tortoises. Look up the table below to learn more facts.

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Facts about desert tortoises
NameDesert Tortoise
Scientific NameGopherus agassizii
ClassReptilia
HabitatSandy desert plains and rocky hills
KingdomAnimalia
Distinctive FeaturesSmall size and patterned shell
DietHerbivore
Weight4kg - 7kg (8lbs - 15lbs)
LifestyleSolitary
Size (L)25cm - 36cm (10in - 14in)
PredatorsCoyote, birds, gila monster
GenusGopherus
Main PreyGrasses, herbs, flowers
OrderTestudines
PhylumChordata
Skin TypeScales
FamilyTestudinidae
ColourBlack, brown, tan, yellow
Life Span25 - 60 years
Average Clutch Size7
TypeReptile
Conservation StatusThreatened
Top Speed0.5km/h (0.3mph)
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Width 4000 pixels
Heigh 3000 pixels
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