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Galápagos Giant Tortoise
Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Chelonia »  family Testudinidae - tortoises

Scientific synonyms

Chelonoidis elephantopus Bour, 1980
Chelonoidis elephantopus elephantopus
Chelonoidis nigra galapagoensis (Baur, 1889)
Chelonoidis nigra nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Geochelone (Chelonoidis) elephantopus Pritchard, 1967
Geochelone elephantopus
Geochelone elephantopus elephantopus
Geochelone nigra
Testudo (Chelonoidis) elephantopus Williams, 1952
Testudo californiana Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Other names

= Cerro Azul Giant Tortoise
= Floreana Giant Tortoise
= Galápagos Tortoise
= Charles Island Giant Tortoise
= Charles Island Tortoise

IUCN category:Vulnerable

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Links and literature

EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [9011]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)]
Data retrieved on: 27 January 2014
EN IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2013.2 [9023]

IUCN Red List of Threatened Species [http://www.iucnredlist.org/] [as Chelonoidis nigra nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)]
Data retrieved on: 30 January 2014
EN Reptile Database - Search [genus=Chelonoidis&species=nigra]

Reptile Database - Search [http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/] [as Chelonoidis nigra (QUOY & GAIMARD, 1824)]
Data retrieved on: 21 December 2013
CZ Moravec J. (2008): České názvy živočichů VII. Plazi (Reptilia) 1. Želvy (Testudines), krokodýli (Crocodylia), haterie (Rhynchocephalia)., Národní muzeum, (zoologické odd.), Praha, 39 pp. [as Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy et Gaimard, 1824)]

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