The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Chelonoidis sp. nov. 'Crooked Island'

Crooked Island giant tortoise

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: AD 1025-1165 (Steadman et al., 2019)

 

Distribution

Crooked Island, Bahamas

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Kehlmaier, Christian et al. (2021). Ancient mitogenomics elucidates diversity of extinct West Indian tortoises. Scientific Reports 11: 3224.

David W. Steadman, Hayley M. Singleton, Kelly M. Delancy, Nancy A.Albury, J. Angel Soto-Centeno, Harlan Gough, Neil Duncan, Janet Franklin & William F. Keegan. (2017). Late Holocene Historical Ecology: The Timing of Vertebrate Extirpation on Crooked Island, Commonwealth of The Bahamas. The Journal of Island and Coastal Archaeology, DOI:10.1080/15564894.2017.1305469.

Steadman, David W. et al. (2019). The paleoecology and extinction of endemic tortoises in the Bahamian Archipelago. The Holocene. doi: https://doi.org/10.1177/0959683619887412 [Abstract]

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/22502/chelonoidis-sp-crooked-island

 

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