Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 9

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:C. McCarthy
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:179
Date Published:06/2009
Type of Article:Comment
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Please can I lend my support to Case 3463 which aims to stabilise the
name of the Aldabra tortoise. I believe Jack Frazier has convincingly
shown that this is the best resolution to a most confusing
nomenclatural problem. It is simply unacceptable to have at least 8
different binomial combinations for this tortoise and the time is long
overdue for the situation to be stabilised.

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