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1 January 2014 The gender of the tortoise genus Chelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835 (Testudines: Testudinidae)
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Although currently treated as feminine, the rules of nomenclature dictate that the proper gender of the generic name Chelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835, used for certain tortoises of South America and the giant species of the Galapagos, is masculine. This necessitates changes to the endings of the following specific names Chelonoidis niger, C. californianus, C. nigritus, C. carbonarius, and C. denticulatus.

Storrs L. Olson and Normand David "The gender of the tortoise genus Chelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835 (Testudines: Testudinidae)," Proceedings of the Biological Society of Washington 126(4), 393-394, (1 January 2014). https://doi.org/10.2988/0006-324X-126.4.393
Published: 1 January 2014
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