Chelonoidis nigra 


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family
Animalia Chordata Reptilia Testudines Testudinidae

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis nigra
Species Authority: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Infra-specific Taxa Assessed:
Common Name(s):
English Galapagos Giant Tortoise
French Tortue Éléphantine, Tortue Géante Des Galapagos
Spanish Tortuga Gigante De Las Galápagos
Chelonoidis niger (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Geochelone nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Testudo nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Vulnerable A2c, B1+2c 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 Endangered (E)
1982 Endangered (E)

Geographic Range [top]

Countries occurrence:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Conservation Actions [top]

Conservation Actions: It is listed on CITES Appendix I.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group. 1996. Chelonoidis nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 1996: e.T9011A12950160. . Downloaded on 29 June 2016.
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