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Aldabrachelys gigantea

Taxonomy ID: 167804 (for references in articles please use NCBI:txid167804)
current name
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812
neotype of Testudo gigantea: USNM:269962
homotypic synonym:
Geochelone gigantea
Genbank common name: Aldabra giant tortoise
NCBI BLAST name: turtles
Rank: species
Genetic code: Translation table 1 (Standard)
Mitochondrial genetic code: Translation table 2 (Vertebrate Mitochondrial)
Other names:
heterotypic synonym
Aldabrachelys dussumieri
heterotypic synonym
Aldabrachelys elephantina
heterotypic synonym
Dipsochelys dussumieri
common name(s) Aldabra tortoise
Lineage( full )
cellular organisms; Eukaryota; Opisthokonta; Metazoa; Eumetazoa; Bilateria; Deuterostomia; Chordata; Craniata; Vertebrata; Gnathostomata; Teleostomi; Euteleostomi; Sarcopterygii; Dipnotetrapodomorpha; Tetrapoda; Amniota; Sauropsida; Sauria; Archelosauria; Testudinata; Testudines; Cryptodira; Durocryptodira; Testudinoidea; Testudinidae; Aldabrachelys
   Entrez records   
Database name Direct links
Nucleotide 110
Protein 80
Structure 3
Genome 1
Popset 25
PubMed Central 86
Gene 37
SRA Experiments 86
Identical Protein Groups 54
BioProject 4
BioSample 86
Assembly 1
Taxonomy 1

Comments and References:

image:Aldabrachelys gigantea
Aldabra tortoise
ORIGINAL NAME: Testudo elephantina.TYPE SPECIES: Testudo gigantea Schweigger 1812,DISTRIBUTION: Aldabra Island, Seychelles Is.COMMENT: Although the name Geochelone gigantea has often been appliedto the Aldabra tortoises, Bour 1982/1984 show that the description of Testudo gigantea Schweigger 1812, was not based on an Aldabratortoise, and proposed using Testudo elephantina Dumeril and Bibron.Pritchard 1986, demonstrated that Testudo gigantea was based on aspecimen of Geochelone denticulata and proposed retention ofAldabrachelys. Bour 1982 suggested the name Aldabrachelys, which isassociated with the name gigantea, was unavailable and proposed thename Dipsochelys. Meylan and Auffenberg 1987 pointed out thateAldabrachelys is still available since Loveridge and Williams 1957applied Aldabrachelys to tortoises found today on AldabraIsland. Because the Intl. Code Zool. Nomen. has yet to make a ruling,the Aldabra tortoises here remain in Aldabrachelys. For other views onthe correct name of the Aldabra tortoises,see Crumly 1986,Herpetologica 42:237-241, and Hoogmoed and Crumly 1984,Zool. Med. Leiden 58:241-259.This is a edited (severely shortened) version of a paragraph in:King, F. Wayne, and Russell L. Burke (eds.). 1997. Crocodilian,Tuatara, and Turtle Speciesof the World: An Online Taxonomic andGeographic Reference [Online]. Association of Systematics Collections,Washington, D.C. 294 p.

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Reference: How to cite this resource - Schoch CL, et al. NCBI Taxonomy: a comprehensive update on curation, resources and tools. Database (Oxford). 2020: baaa062. PubMed: 32761142 PMC: PMC7408187.

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