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Gopherus morafkai  Murphy, Berry, Edwards, Leviton, Lathrop and Riedle, 2011
Taxonomic Serial No.: 949462

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
       
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Synonym(s):    
  Common Name(s): Sonoran Desert Tortoise [English]
 
    Morafka's Desert Tortoise [English]
 
       
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
       
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
       

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
       
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
    SubkingdomBilateria   
       InfrakingdomDeuterostomia   
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                InfraphylumGnathostomata   
                   SuperclassTetrapoda   
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTestudinoidea Fitzinger, 1826  
                                  FamilyTestudinidae Batsch, 1788 – Tortoises  
                                     GenusGopherus Rafinesque, 1832 – North American Tortoises, Gopher Tortoises  
                                        SpeciesGopherus morafkai Murphy, Berry, Edwards, Leviton, Lathrop and Riedle, 2011 – Sonoran Desert Tortoise, Morafka's Desert Tortoise  
       

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Crother, Brian I., Jeff Boundy, Frank T. Burbrink, Jonathan A. Campbell, Kevin de Queiroz, et al.  
  Publication Date: 2012   
  Article/Chapter Title: Scientific and standard English names of amphibians and reptiles of North America north of Mexico, with comments regarding confidence in our understanding, Seventh Ed.   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Herpetological Circular, no. 39   
  Page(s): 1-92   
  Publisher: Society for the Study of Amphibians and Reptiles   
  Publication Place: Shoreview, Minnesota, USA   
  ISBN/ISSN: 9780916984854   
  Notes: Available free as a PDF at http://ssarherps.org/pages/HerpCommNames.php   
  Reference for: Gopherus morafkai, Sonoran Desert Tortoise [English]   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Edwards, Taylor, Alice E. Karl, Mercy Vaughn, Philip C. Rosen, Cristina M. Torres, and R. W. Murphy  
  Publication Date: 2016   
  Article/Chapter Title: The desert tortoise trichotomy: Mexico hosts a third, new sister-species of tortoise in the Gopherus morafkai-G. agassizii group   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: ZooKeys, no. 562   
  Page(s): 131-158   
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  Notes: doi: 10.3897/zookeys.562.6124 ; available online at http://zookeys.pensoft.net/articles.php?id=6124   
  Reference for: Gopherus morafkai   
       
  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
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  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at http://www.iucn-tftsg.org/cbftt/   
  Reference for: Gopherus morafkai, Morafka's Desert Tortoise [English], Sonoran Desert Tortoise [English]   
       

 Geographic Information
       
  Geographic Division: Middle America  
    North America  
       
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Native  
    Mexico, Native  
 

 

   

 Comments
       
  Comment: IUCN: Vulnerable A1acde+2cde, E (1996), as part of G. agassizii. TFTSG Draft 2011: Vulnerable  
 

 

   

 
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