Texas Tortoise (Gopherus berlandieri)
Texas Tortoise 2
A very active Texas tortoise mows through the vegetation on a hot late-summer afternoon near the Rio Grande in Mission, Texas. These close relatives to the Florida gopher tortoise are found across South Texas and eastern Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Tamaulipas, and northeastern San Luis Potosi in Mexico.
- Rich Leighton
- Image Size
- 7358x4911 / 27.6MB
animal, Animalia, beautiful, beauty, beauty beautiful, Bentsen-Rio Grande Valley State Park, Berlandier's tortoise, brown, carapace, Chordata, cold-blooded, color, Cryptodira, desert tortoise, fauna, Galápago de Berlandier, gopher tortoise, Gopherus, Gopherus berlandieri, Hidalgo County, Mission, native, natural, nature, reptile, Reptilia, RGV, Rio Grande Valley, shell, state park, summer, terrapin, Testudines, Testudinidae, Testudinoidea, Texas, Texas tortoise, tortoise, turtle, vertebrate, wild, wildlife