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The gopher tortoise (Gopherus polyphemus) is the largest terrestrial turtle species in the Southeast. They are a Coastal Plain species and a keystone to the longleaf pine ecosystem, as their burrows provide shelter to a variety of fauna.
BurrowsJuvenileDietColorationKeystone speciesSubadultNestsHatchlingsAdaptationConservationShellSubadult