The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Chelonoidis sp. nov. 'Curaçao'

Curaçao giant tortoise



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene





Biology & Ecology










Hoojier, D. A. (1963). Geochelone from the Pleistocene of Curaçao, Netherlands Antilles. Copeia 1963(3): 579-580.

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.


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