Chelonoidis nigra ssp. abingdoni


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis nigra ssp. abingdoni
Species Authority: (Günther, 1877)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Pinta Giant Tortoise, Abingdon Island Tortoise
Chelonoidis abingdonii (Günther, 1877)
Geochelone abingdonii (Günther, 1877)
Geochelone elephantopus subspecies abingdonii (Günther, 1877)
Geochelone nigra subspecies abingdonii (Günther, 1877)
Testudo abingdonii Günther, 1877
Testudo elephantopus subspecies abingdonii (Günther, 1877)
Testudo ephippium Günther, 1875 (partim)

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct in the Wild ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

Regionally extinct:
Ecuador (Galápagos)
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Habitat and Ecology [top]

Systems: Terrestrial

Bibliography [top]

Baillie, J. and Groombridge, B. (eds). 1996. 1996 IUCN Red List of Threatened Animals. IUCN, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Chelonoidis nigra ssp. abingdoni. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 03 September 2015.
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