how to differentiate a sulcata from Sonoran Desert tortoise

SteveTheTort

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Hoping this is an ok question to post here.... I am now confused (after reading this thread). Is Steve (the Tort) a Sonoran Desert Tortoise or a Sulcata?? Note: these are pics from a plastron question I had back in Jan (the arrow pointing to a denting I was seeing, but is now gone)

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Hoping this is an ok question to post here.... I am now confused (after reading this thread). Is Steve (the Tort) a Sonoran Desert Tortoise or a Sulcata?? Note: these are pics from a plastron question I had back in Jan (the arrow pointing to a denting I was seeing, but is now gone)
I can't tell you if it's a Sonoran desert tortoise but I can tell you it's definitely not a Sulcata.
 

SteveTheTort

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I can't tell you if it's a Sonoran desert tortoise but I can tell you it's definitely not a Sulcata.
Thank you so much for this!! I have been following Sonoran Desert care sheets (or Russian Tort. because I read that they have similar care sheets). Good to know that I have been reading the right stuff....
 

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