Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Geochelone gigantea
Species Authority: (Schweigger, 1812)
Common Name(s):
English Aldabra Giant Tortoise
French Tortue Géante, Tortue Géante D'Aldabra
Spanish Tortuga Gigante De Aldabra
Dipsochelys dussumieri (Gray, 1831)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable D2 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 Rare (R)
1990 Rare (R)
1988 Rare (R)
1986 Rare (R)
1982 Rare (R)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Madagascar; Seychelles; Tanzania, United Republic of
Mauritius; Réunion
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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. Geochelone gigantea. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9010A12949962. . Downloaded on 13 October 2015.
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