Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 3

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Alcala, AC
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:66
Issue:3
Start Page:274
Pagination:274
Date Published:09/2009
Type of Article:Comment
ISSN:0007-5167
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I agree with the arguments of Dr Jack Frazier recommending the stabilisation of the name of the Aldabra tortoise and proposing that the neotype designation of 2006 be affirmed. Changing the scientific name of this tortoise will lead to confusion.

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