News tagged with desert tortoise

Study of relocated desert tortoises reveals a surprise

Results of a study on the relocation of a community of desert tortoises in California has unveiled a mystery: When moved only a short distance from their habitat, the females in the group assimilated to their new location ...

dateMay 25, 2017 in Ecology
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Rockin' tortoises: A 150-year-old new species

A team of researchers investigated a desert tortoise from the Southwest USA and northwestern Mexico. What was thought to be a simple problem in species identification turned out to be a very complex matter. Their investigations ...

dateJun 28, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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