Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 12

Publication Type:Journal Article
Year of Publication:2009
Authors:Bourn, D
Journal:Bulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
Volume:66
Issue:1
Start Page:85
Pagination:85
Date Published:03/2009
Type of Article:Comment
ISSN:0007-5167
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As a long-standing
participant in various field studies of tortoises on Aldabra Atoll,
Seychelles, I am pleased to support the above petition by Jack Frazier
of the Smithsonian Institution. In my considered opinion, the
continuing nomenclatural uncertainty has prevailed for far too long,
and needs to be resolved as soon as possible to avoid perpetuating
further ambiguity and confusion.

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