|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2009|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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As a student of reptiles in the Indian Ocean area I was perfectly aware of the nomenclatural chaos regarding the Aldabra tortoises having profound effects on both the research progress in this field and conservation efforts for preserving and managing these tortoises. I completely agree with Frazier’s arguments and hopefully this will provide a stable taxonomical situation for the future.
Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 4