The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database


Chelonoidis dominicensis Albury et al., 2018

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

Conservation Status

 

Distribution

Dominican Republic, Hispaniola, West Indies

 

Biology

 

Hypodigm

Only known from the type specimen

 

Media

 

 

References

Albury, Nancy A., Franz, Richard, Rimoli, Renato, Lehman, Phillip and Rosenberger, Alfred L. (2018). Fossil Land Tortoises (Testudines: Testudinidae) from the Dominican Republic, West Indies, with a Description of a New Species. American Museum Novitates Number 3904: 1-28. [Abstract]

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

 

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