Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis chilensis
Species Authority: (Gray, 1870)
Common Name(s):
English Chaco Tortoise, Southern Wood Tortoise, Argentine Tortoise
French Tortue De La Pampa
Spanish Tortuga Terrestre Argentina
Geochelone chilensis (Gray, 1870)
Geochelone donosobarrosi Freiberg, 1973
Geochelone petersi Freiberg, 1973
Testudo argentina Sclater, 1870
Testudo (Gopher) chilensis Gray, 1870

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A1cd ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group
Previously published Red List assessments:
1994 Vulnerable (V)
1990 Vulnerable (V)
1988 Vulnerable (V)
1986 Insufficiently Known (K)
1982 Insufficiently Known (K)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Argentina; Paraguay
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix II.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Chelonoidis chilensis. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9007A12949680. . Downloaded on 07 October 2015.
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