Chelonoidis nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataReptiliaTestudinesTestudinidaeChelonoidis

This is a particular view of Chelonoidis nigra

This is Chelonoidis nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824 as seen by GBIF Backbone Taxonomy checklist.

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

According to

The Catalogue of Life, 3rd January 2011

Habitat

Not marine

Subordinate taxa

Classification

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

Source information

There may be more details available about this name usage in the verbatim version of the record.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. The source was last visited by GBIF on Jul 29, 2015. It was last updated according to the publisher on Feb 8, 2013.

A record will be modified by GBIF when either the source record has been changed by the publisher, or improvements in the GBIF processing warrant an update.