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:Diamond, AW
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Start Page:82
Date Published:03/2009
Type of Article:Comment
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 I write briefly in support of the case made by J. Frazier for the conservation of the specific name Testudo gigantea Schweigger 1812 and suppression of Testudo dussumieri Gray 1831.

 I have read J. Frazier’s case carefully in its entirety, and am
impressed by the rigour with which he has navigated what can only be
described as the tortuosities of tortoise nomenclature. His credentials
are impeccable and his case incontrovertible.

 Great confusion has been caused in this area recently and there is a
clear need to set the record straight as J. Frazier proposes.

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