Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin, 1802)

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataReptiliaTestudinesTestudinidaeGopherus

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Overview

Full Name

Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin, 1802)

Common names

  • (Florida) Gopher Tortoise eng
  • Florida gopher tortoise eng
  • Gopher Tortoise eng
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Synonyms

Taxonomic status

accepted species

Basionym

Testudo polyphemus Daudin, 1802

Living period

5.333 to 0.0117 Ma

Habitat

Terrestrial, Not marine, Ground dwelling, Terrestrial

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

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Subordinate taxa

Classification

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Reptilia
order
Testudines
family
Testudinidae
genus
Gopherus
species
Gopherus polyphemus
 
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Bibliography

Allen, E. Ross; Neill, Wilfred T. (1953) Juveniles of the tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus.: Copeia 1953 (2): 128

Allen, Morrow J. (1932) A survey of the Amphibians and reptiles of Harrison County, Mississippi.: American Museum Novitates (542): 1-20

Ashton Ray E. & Patrica Ashton (2008) THE NATURAL HISTORY AND MANAGEMENT OF THE GOPHER TORTOISE (GOPHERUS POLYPHEMUS DAUDIN).: Krieger Publishing Company, 288 pp.

Ashton, R.E., Jr., and Ashton, P.S. (2008) Natural History and Management of the Gopher Tortoise, Gopherus polyphemus.: Krieger Publishing Company, 275 pp.

Ashton, Ray E, Jr., and Amanda Ebenhack. (2008) Gopherus polyphemus (Gopher Tortoise). Record Size.: Herpetological Review 39 (2):214

Auffenberg W; Franz R (1978) Gopherus polyphemus (Daudin). Gopher totoise.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles ( 215: 1-2

Auffenberg, W., & Franz, R. (1978) Gopherus Rafinesque: gopher tortoises.: Catalogue of American Amphibians and Reptiles (211): 1-2 [species accounts in nos. 212-215]

Bogert, Charles M. (Charles Mitchill); Cowles, Raymond B. (Raymond Bridgman) (1947) Moisture loss in relation to habitat selection in some Floridian reptiles.: American Museum novitates (1358)

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Known issues

There are known issues with this name usage:

  • basionym relation derived

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage (110985623) has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified on Feb 14, 2017.