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Geochelone burchardi Ahl, 1926:575

Tenerife giant tortoise, Burchard's tortoise (proposed)

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Testudo burchardi Ahl, 1926; Testudo buchardi Ahl, 1926 (typographical error); Centrochelys burchardi (Ahl, 1926)

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene (Middle Pleistocene?)

 

Distribution

Teneriffe, Canary Islands, North Africa

 

Biology

 

 

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References

Original scientific description:

Ahl, E. (1926). Über eine ausgestorbene Riesenschildkróte der Insel Teneriffa. Z. dt. geol. Ges. 77A(4): 575-580.

 

Other references:

Auffenberg, W. (1974). Checklist of fossil tortoises (Testudinidae). Bull. Florida State Mus. 18: 121-251.

Bravo, T. and Coello, J. (1975). Sedimentos con sienitas nefelínicas en Tenerife. Estudios Geologicos 31: 501-511.

HUTTERER, R., F. GARCÍA-TALAVERA, N. LÓPEZ-MARTÍNEZ & J. MICHAUX (1998). Nuevoshuevos de quelonios del Terciario de Lanzarote y Fuerteventura, y revisión de las tortugasfósiles de las islas Canarias (Reptilia, Testudinidae). Vieraea 26: 139-161.

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.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geochelone_burchardi

 

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