see also: Etymology of Gopherus
Gopherus is a kind of terrestrial tortoises originating in the desert areas of North America.
TaxonomyThey are named Gopherus because of the broad and deep holes which they dig and which are useful to good number of species and consequently useful for the ecosystem. Indeed gopher indicates a " factotum" in English.
- Gopherus agassizii (Cooper, 1863) - Gophère d' Agassiz,
- Gopherus berlandieri (Agassiz, 1857) - Gophère of Texas,
- Gopherus flavomarginatus Legler, 1959 - Gophère on yellow board or digger tortoise of Mexico,
- Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin, 1802) - Gophère polyphème or corrugated tortoise,
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