Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Testudinoidea 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Division: Archelosauria
Division: Pan-Testudines
Division: Testudinata
Ordo: Testudines
Subordo: Cryptodira
Superfamilia: Testudinoidea

Familia: Testudinidae
Genus: Aldabrachelys
Species: Aldabrachelys gigantea
Subspecies: Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea

Name[edit]

Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea Schweigger 1812: 327

  • Type locality: Aldabra Atol
  • Neotype: USNM 269962 (set by Frazer 2006)

Synonymy[edit]

  • Testudo gigantea Schweigger 1812: 327 (nomen protectum, ICZN 2013)
    • Testudo indica Schneider 1783 (ex errore), Dekay in Harlin 1827: 292
    • Testudo dussumieri Gray 1831 (nomen dubium)
    • Testudo elephantina Duméril & Bibron 1835: 110
    • Testudo ponderosa Günther 1877: 35
    • Testudo sumeirei Sauzier 1892: 396
    • Testudo gouffei Rothschild 1906: 753
    • Aldabrachelys gigantea Loveridge & Williams 1957: 259
    • Aldabrachelys gigantea Bour 1980
    • Dipsochelys elephantina Bour 1982: 117
    • Megalochelys gigantea Obst 1985
    • Aldabrachelys elephantina Broadley & Howell 1991: 8
    • Geochelone gigantea Zug 2009
    • Aldabrachelys gigantea Balmer et al. 2010
    • Aldabrachelys gigantea gigantea TTWG 2014, 2017

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

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