Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 4

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Carretero, MA
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:275
Date Published:09/2009
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.

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