Aldabrachelys sp. nov. 'Glorieuse'

Glorieuse giant tortoise



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Dipsochelys sp. nov. 'Glorieuse'


Conservation Status

Last record: c. 98,000 BC



Glorieuse Islands (Grande Glorieuse), Madagascar


Biology & Ecology










Battistini, R. and Cremers, G. (1972). Geomorphology and vegetation of Isles Glorieuses. Atoll Research Bulletin 159: 1-10.

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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