Geochelone vulcanica López-Jurado & Mateo, 1993

Gran Canaria giant tortoise

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

 

 

Conservation Status

Last record: Pliocene?

 

Distribution

Gran Canaria, Canary Islands, off the coast of North Africa

 

Biology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Original scientific description:

López-Jurado, L. F. and Mateo, J. A. (1993). A new giant land tortoise from the Pliocene of Gran Canaria (Canary Islands). Rev. Esp. Herp. 7: 107-111.

 

Other references:

Hutterer, R., García-Talavera, F., López-Martínez, N. and Michaux, J. (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.

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

https://extinctanimals.proboards.com/thread/23193/geochelone-vulcanica

 

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