Yellow-bordered tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus)

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Yellow-bordered tortoise fact file

Yellow-bordered tortoise description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderTestudines
FamilyTestudinidae
GenusGopherus (1)

Information on the yellow-bordered tortoise (Gopherus flavomarginatus) is being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
bolson tortoise, Mexican giant tortoise.
French
Gophère À Bords Jaunes, Tortue À Bords Jaunes, Tortue Du Mexique.
Spanish
Tortuga Grande, Tortuga Llanero, Tortuga Topo.
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Yellow-bordered tortoise status

The yellow-bordered tortoise is classified as Vulnerable (VU) on the IUCN Red List (1) and listed on Appendix I of CITES (2).

IUCN Red List species status – Vulnerable

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Authentication

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (November, 2011)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
  2. CITES (November, 2011)
    http://www.cites.org
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Yellow-bordered tortoise walking  
Yellow-bordered tortoise walking

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