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kevantheman35

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quick question. is the scientific name for aldabran tortoise currently Geochelone gigantea, or Aldabrachelys gigantea?
 

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It's either Dipsochelys or Aldabrachelys dussumieri :)

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No as they found out that the holotype of Testudo gigantea was a Yellowfoot tortoise and not an Aldabra tortoise.

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The naming of tortoises is going crazy right now! DNA research, better reviews of old holotypes, etc. Lots of stuff going on! The Testudo group is really whacking out now.
 
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