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Aldabrachelys daudinii Duméril & Bibron, 1835:123

Daudin's giant tortoise

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Testudo indica Schneider, 1783; Testudo daudinii Duméril & Bibron, 1835; Testudo daudinii Duméril & Bibron, 1854; Dipsochelys daudinii Lucker, 2000; Dipsochelys gigantea daudinii Duméril & Bibron, 1835

 

Conservation Status

Last record: 1830 or later (c.1850?)

 

Distribution

Seychelles

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

This species is only known from two specimens.

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Duméril, A. M. C. and G. Bibron. (1835). Erpétologie Générale ou Histoire Naturelle Complète des Reptiles, Vol. 2. Librairie Encyclopédique de Roret, Paris, iv + 680 pp.

 

Other references:

Austin, J. J. and Arnold, E. N. (2001). Ancient mitochondrial DNA and morphology elucidate an extinct island radiation of Indian Ocean giant tortoises (Cylindraspis). Proceedings of the Royal Society of London 268B: 2515-2523.

Bour, Roger. (1985). Les tortues terrestres géantes des îles de l’océan Indien occidental: données géographiques, taxinomiques et phylo-génétiques. In: de Broin, F. and Jimenez-Fuentes, E. (eds.). Studia Palaeocheloniologica I. Studia Geologica Salmanticensia, Vol. Especial 1 [1984]: 17-76.

Bour, Roger. (1988). Tortues et insularité: les tortues des Seychelles. Bulletin de la Société Zoologique de France 112: 401-418.

Bour, Roger. (2006). An unnamed tortoise from the Seychelles Islands. Emys 13(3): 24-30.

Cuvier, G. L. C. F. D. (1824). Recherches sur les Ossemens Fossiles, ou l’on rétablit les caractères de plusieurs animaux dont les révolu-tions du globe ont détruit les espèces. Paris: Dufour et d’Ocagne, Ed. 2, 5(2):1-547.

Gerlach, Justin. (2004). Giant Tortoises of the Indian Ocean. The genus Dipsochelys inhabiting the Seychelles Islands and the extinct giants of Madagascar and the Mascarenes. Frankfurt: Edition Chimaira, 207 pp.

Gerlach, Justin. (2014). Ecology and status of Western Indian Ocean Aldabrachelys giant tortoises, pp. 229-251. In: Gerlach, J. (ed.). Western Indian Ocean Tortoises: Ecology, Diversity, Evolution, Conservation, Palaeontology. Manchester: Siri Scientific Books.

Gerlach, Justin and Canning, K. L. (1998). Taxonomy of Indian Ocean tortoises (Dipsochelys). Chelonian Conservation and Biology 3: 3-19.

Turtle Extinctions Working Group et al. (2015). Turtles and Tortoises of the World During the Rise and Global Spread of Humanity: First Checklist and Review of Extinct Pleistocene and Holocene Chelonians. Chelonian Research Monographs No. 5: 1-66.

Peter Paul van Dijk, John B. Iverson, Anders G.J. Rhodin,H. Bradley Shaffer, and Roger Bour. (2014). Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with Maps, and Conservation Status. 000.v7. Chelonian Research Monographs (ISSN 1088-7105) No. 5.

Uetz, P. et. al., The Reptile Database, https://www.reptile-database.org , accessed December 11, 2010.

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/10120/aldabrachelys-gigantea-daudinii-daudins-tortoise

 

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