Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, …

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataReptiliaTestudinesTestudinidaeChelonoidis

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Overview

Full Name

Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)

Common names

  • Charles Island Giant Tortoise eng
  • Galápagos tortoise eng
  • Galápagos tortoises eng
  • more

Synonyms

Taxonomic status

Accepted species

Basionym

Geochelone nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Habitat

Not marine

Georeferenced data

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Classification

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Reptilia
order
Testudines
family
Testudinidae
genus
Chelonoidis
species
Chelonoidis nigra
 
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Bibliography

Frank, Norman & Ramus, Erica (1995) A Complete Guide to Scientific and Common Names of Reptiles and Amphibians of the World.: Pottsville: N G Publishing Inc., 377 pp.

Garrick, R.C.; E. Benavides, M.A. Russello, J.P. Gibbs, N. Poulakakis, K.B. Dion, C. Hyseni, B. Kajd (2012) Genetic rediscovery of an 'extinct' Galápagos giant tortoise species.: Current Biology 22 (1): R10-R11

Known issues

There are known issues with this name usage:

  • basionym relation derived

Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built.
View the primary source usage in Catalogue of Life.

Record history

This record was last modified on Apr 13, 2016.