Chelonoidis nigra ssp. nigra


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis nigra ssp. nigra
Species Authority: (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Floreana Giant Tortoise, Charles Island Giant Tortoise
Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824b)
Geochelone elephantopus subspecies galapagoensis (Baur, 1889)
Geochelone elephantopus subspecies nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824b)
Geochelone nigra subspecies galapagoensis (Baur, 1889)
Geochelone nigra subspecies nigra (Quoy & Gaimard, 1824b)
Testudo californiana Quoy & Gaimard, 1824a
Testudo galapagoensis Baur, 1889
Testudo nigra Quoy & Gaimard, 1824b

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Extinct 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. pp. 378. International Union for Conservation of Nature, Gland, Switzerland and Cambridge, UK.

Citation: Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group 1996. Chelonoidis nigra ssp. nigra. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 30 August 2015.
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