Gopherus evgoodei — Goode’s Thornscrub Tortoise
The previous day, other herpers had discovered two tortoises sheltering under this rusty old truck bed. But on the day I looked, there was just this one.
These thornscrub-inhabiting tortoises were just split out into their own species in 2016.
- Gopherus evgoodei account on The Reptile Database
- Edwards T, Karl AE, Vaughn M, Rosen PC, Torres CM, Murphy RW (2016) The desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai–G. agassizii group