Chelonoidis lutzae Zacarías, de la Fuente, Fernández & Zurita, 2013:306

Lutz's giant tortoise

 

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Late Pleistocene (c. 20,000 BC)

 

Distribution

Argentina

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

Zacarías, G. G. et al. (2013). Nueva especie de tortuga terrestre gigante del género Chelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835 (Cryptodira: Testudinidae), del miembro inferior de la formación Toropí/ Yupoí (Pleistoceno Tardío/Lujanense), Bella Vista, Corrientes, Argentina. Ameghiniana 50(3): 298-318.

 

Other references:

Franz, Richard, Albury, Nancy A. and Steadman, David W. (2020). Extinct tortoises from the Turks and Caicos Islands. Florida Mus. Nat. Hist. Bull. 58(1): 1-38.

Pacella, L. Fernandez, Zacarías, G. G. and Pasquo, M. Di. (In Press, 2019). Palaeoenvironment associated with giant tortoises of Toropí/Yupoí Formation (Late Pleistocene 50–28 ka), Corrientes province, Argentina. Journal of South American Earth Sciences. doi: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsames.2019.102476 [Abstract]

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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