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Specie Identification

Discussion in 'North American Tortoises (genus Gopherus)' started by tortoiseplanet, Jan 9, 2018.

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  1. tortoiseplanet

    tortoiseplanet Active Member

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    Someone emailed me regarding a Tortoise specie. The seller told her it’s a sulcata but it obviously isn’t. Does anyone know the exact specie? Can anyone also tell the specie by the shell? Thanks.
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    Nobody knows?
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    It's a desert tortoise.
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    Well, let me amend that. . . if they're in Florida, it's a gopher tortoise.
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    . .. at any rate - against the law to sell no matter which Gophers it is.
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