The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Chelonoidis sp. nov. 'Navassa'

Navassa giant tortoise, Navassa tortoise



Taxonomy & Nomenclature



Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene



Navassa Island


Biology & Ecology










Auffenberg, W. (196). Notes on West Indian tortoises. Herpeto-logica 23(1): 34-44.

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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