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Giant Tortoise
Aldabrachelys gigantea (Schweigger, 1812)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Testudines »  family Testudinidae - tortoises »  genus Aldabrachelys

Scientific synonyms

Dipsochelys gigantea (Schweigger, 1812)
Geochelone gigantea (Schweigger, 1812)
Geochelone gouffei (Rothschild, 1906)
Geochelone sumeirei (Sauzier, 1892)
Megalochelys gigantea (Schweigger, 1812)
Testudo gigantea
Dipsochelys dussumieri (Gray, 1831) (suppressed name) supp

Other names

= Aldabra Giant Tortoise
= Aldabra Tortoise

Vulnerable

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Included taxa

Number of records: 4

subspecies Aldabrachelys gigantea arnoldi (Bour, 1982) - Arnold's Giant Tortoise
subspecies Aldabrachelys gigantea daudinii (Duméril & Bibron, 1835) - Daudin’s Giant Tortoise
subspecies Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea (Schweigger, 1812)
subspecies Aldabrachelys gigantea hololissa (Günther, 1877)

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supp suppressed name - name suppressed by commission for international code of nomenclature for example in case it is a long forgotten senior synonym of some widely used name and therefore should have priority over junior synonym.

extinct taxon