Bolson tortoise is a species of tortoise found in Mexico. The species was discovered in 1959. It is the largest among the other North American tortoise species. The species is herbivorous and terrestrial. Males are a bit larger than the females.
|Scientific Name||Gopherus flavomarginatus|
|Other Names||Mexican giant tortoise, Yellow-bordered tortoise|
|Size||Around 46 cm (18 in)|
|Color||Brownish upper shell|
|Distribution||Chihuahuan Desert in north-central Mexico|
|Habitat||Low grade slopes of fine textured soil with vegetation of mixed sclerophyll shrub and desert bunch grass|
|Diet||Variety of grasses, herbs, and shrubs|
|Hibernation Fact||Hibernate during winter in burrows|
|Mode of Reproduction||Oviparous (egg laying)|
|Clutch Size||12 to 15 eggs|
|Average Lifespan||Up to 80 to 100 years|
|IUCN Conservation Status||Vulnerable|
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Published on August 22nd 2017 by staff under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.
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