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1 March 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 (currently Dipsochelys dussumieri)
Abstract

The Commission has conserved the specific name Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (family testudinidae) in its customary usage for the giant land tortoise found on Aldabra Atoll in the western Indian Ocean, by affirmation of the neotype designation of 2006 and suppression of T. dussumieri Gray, 1831.

"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 (currently Dipsochelys dussumieri)," The Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature 70(1), 61-65, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.21805/bzn.v70i1.a13
Published: 1 March 2013
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