Desert Tortoise Gopherus agassizii: Cutaneous Water Loss

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Science  18 Nov 1966:
Vol. 154, Issue 3751, pp. 911
DOI: 10.1126/science.154.3751.911


Evaporative water loss from the integument of the desert tortoise Gopherus agassizii constitutes a major proportion of the water loss, but is far less than in tortoises from wetter regions. Respiratory water loss also is less.