Dipsochelys dussumieri

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Dipsochelys dussumieri

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Testudinoidea

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Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Chordata Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Stem: Parareptilia
Stem: Procolophonomorpha
Stem: Procolophonia
Stem: Pareiasauroidea
Stem: Pareiasauria

Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Testudinidae
Genus: Dipsochelys
Species: Dipsochelys dussumieri

Name[edit]

Dipsochelys dussumieri (Gray 1831)

Synonym[edit]

  • Testudo dussumieri
  • Testudo elephantina
  • Testudo gigantea
  • Megalochelys gigantea
  • Geochelone gigantea
  • Geochelone dussumieri
  • Dipsochelys elephantina

Primary references[edit]

  • ICZN 2013: OPINION 2316 (Case 3463) Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines): usage of the specific name conserved by maintenance of a designated neotype, and suppression of Testudo dussumieri Gray, 1831. Bulletin of zoological nomenclature, 70(1): 61-65. Abstract only seen reference page 

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Aldabra Giant Tortoise
português: Tartaruga-de-Seychelles