Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 5

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Danilov, IG
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:66
Issue:3
Start Page:275
Pagination:275
Date Published:09/2009
Type of Article:Comment
ISSN:0007-5167
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My message is in support of Case 3463 to stabilise the name of the Aldabra tortoise. I do agree with arguments described in Case 3463. I think this is the only way to stop the considerable taxonomic and nomenclatural confusion that surrounds the Aldabra tortoise and stabilise its scientific name.

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