Aldabrachelys gigantea

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Testudinoidea

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

Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Testudinidae
Genus: Aldabrachelys
Species: Aldabrachelys gigantea
Subspecies: Aldabrachelys g. arnoldi - Aldabrachelys g. daudinii - Aldabrachelys g. gigantea  - Aldabrachelys g. hololissa

Name[edit]

Aldabrachelys gigantea Schweigger 1812:327

  • Neotype: USNM 269962 (set by Frazer 2006)
  • Type Locality: Aldabra Atoll

References[edit]

  • Bour, R. 2006. Identity of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 and rediscovery of the type specimen. Emys 13 (4): 12-23.
  • Frazier, J. 2006. A neotype for the Aldabra tortoise, Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812. Herpetological Review 37 (3): 275-280.
  • Schweigger, A. F. 1812. Prodromus monographiae Cheloniorum. Königsberger Archiv für Naturwissenschaft und Mathematik 1:271–368, 406–462. download
  • 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