Chelonoidis nigra ssp. hoodensis


Taxonomy [top]

Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family

Scientific Name: Chelonoidis nigra ssp. hoodensis
Species Authority: (Van Denburgh, 1907)
Parent Species:
Common Name(s):
English Espanola Giant Tortoise, Hood Island Giant Tortoise
Chelonoidis hoodensis (Van Denburgh, 1907)
Geochelone elephantopus subspecies hoodensis (Van Denburgh, 1907)
Geochelone nigra subspecies hoodensis (Van Denburgh, 1907)
Testudo hoodensis Van Denburgh, 1907

Assessment Information [top]

Red List Category & Criteria: Critically Endangered D ver 2.3
Year Published: 1996
Date Assessed: 1996-08-01
Needs updating
Assessor(s): Tortoise & Freshwater Turtle Specialist Group

Geographic Range [top]

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. hoodensis. In: The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2015.2. <>. Downloaded on 02 September 2015.
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