Desert Tortoise
Gopherus agassizii


DISTRIBUTION: In our region, Gopherus agassizii occurs in the Colorado Desert Region of California, and in the Mojave Desert Regions of California, southern Nevada, southwestern Utah and northwestern Arizona.

LEGAL STATUS: Gopherus agassizii is listed by the U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service (FWS) as Threatened under the Endangered Species Act (ESA).

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