Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 6

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Bury, BR
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:66
Issue:2
Start Page:178
Pagination:178
Date Published:06/2009
Type of Article:Comment
ISSN:0007-5167
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I read Jack Frazier’s Case 3463 to the Commission, where he proposes to conserve the name Testudo gigantea for the Aldabra tortoise. I support his major points and arguments. The wide and frequent usage of the name T. gigantea needs
to be continued. I see no need to confuse the scientific and
environmental community with new name combinations. We need to focus
our limited time and energies on the protection of this unique life
form.

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