North America

North America

Tortoises found in North America

North America presents a unique 1 genus and 4 species of tortoises. All of which are all in the classification of gopherus. Each species is found in the southern half of the United States and into Mexico. Each species of gopherus is protected and classified as threatened. The Mexican Bolson tortoise is an endangered species of its range and needs conservation efforts to aid its future survival.

Texas Tortoise (Gopherus Berlandieri)

Range-Texas Tortoises can be found not only in the state of Texas but in regions of northern Mexico as well. Habitat-Texas tortoises are found in grasslands and very dry savanna like territories. They have an extreme tolerance to heat and … Read More »