Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 8

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:O. Kraus
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:179
Date Published:06/2009
Type of Article:Comment
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I am acquainted with the case as I provided advisory comments when the
application was under preparation. In order to avoid disadvantageous
confusion, the well-known and frequently used names gigantea Schweigger, 1812 and Aldabrachelys Loveridge
& Williams, 1957 should be stabilised. In a supplement, the
applicant convincingly documented the prevailing usage (between 2000
and 2008).

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