Chelonoidis marcanoi Turvey et al., 2017:4



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Considered a nomen dubium by (Albury et al., 2018)


Conservation Status

Extinct or invalid (nomen dubium)

Last record: Holocene





Biology & Ecology










Original scientific description:

Turvey, Samuel T. et al. (2017). A new species of extinct Late Quaternary giant tortoise from Hispaniola. Zootaxa 4277(1): 1-16.


Other 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]

Franz, Richard and Woods, Charles A. (1983). A fossil tortoise from Hispaniola. Journal of Herpetology 17(1): 79-81. [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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