Chelonoidis nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 18…

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataReptiliaTestudinesTestudinidaeChelonoidis

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Full Name

Chelonoidis nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Common names

  • Galapagos 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

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

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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

This backbone name usage exists because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified in GBIF on Nov 3, 2014. 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.