|Publication Type:||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication:||2009|
|Journal:||Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature|
|Type of Article:||Comment|
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Jack Frazier has diligently and thoroughly recounted the quagmire that is the taxonomy of Aldabra tortoises. Having read Frazier’s summary, I am in complete agreement with his proposal to designate a neotype for this species, and agree with the suppression of the name dussumieri. Such drastic measures are necessary to stabilise the taxonomy of this group.
Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 14