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Chelonoidis  Fitzinger, 1835
Taxonomic Serial No.: 949048

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Genus  
  Synonym(s): Geochelone elephantopus (Harlan, 1827)
    Gopher Gray, 1870
    Elephantopus Gray, 1874
    Pampatestudo Lindholm, 1929
    Darwintestudo Antenbrink-Vetter and Vetter, 1998
  Common Name(s):    
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
  Data Quality Indicators:    
  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  
  Global Species Completeness: complete   
  Latest Record Review: 2014   

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderTestudines Batsch, 1788 – tortues, Turtles, Terrapins, Tortoises  
                            SuborderCryptodira Cope, 1868  
                               SuperfamilyTestudinoidea Fitzinger, 1826  
                                  FamilyTestudinidae Batsch, 1788 – Tortoises  
                                     GenusChelonoidis Fitzinger, 1835  
    Direct Children:  
                                        Species Chelonoidis abingdonii (Günther, 1877) – Pinta Giant Tortoise, Abingdon Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis becki (Rothschild, 1901) – Volcan Wolf Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis carbonaria (Spix, 1824) – Red-footed Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis chathamensis (Van Denburgh, 1907) – San Cristobal Giant Tortoise, Chatham Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis chilensis (Gray, 1870) – Chaco Tortoise, Pampas Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis darwini (Van Denburgh, 1907) – Santiago Giant Tortoise, James Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis denticulata (Linnaeus, 1766) – Yellow-footed Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis donfaustoi Poulakakis, Edwards and Caccone in Poulakakis et al., 2015 – Eastern Santa Cruz Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis duncanensis (Garman in Pritchard, 1996) – Duncan Island Giant Tortoise, Pinzon Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis hoodensis (Van Denburgh, 1907) – Espanola Giant Tortoise, Hood Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis nigra (Quoy and Gaimard, 1824) – Floreana Giant Tortoise, Charles Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis phantastica (Van Denburgh, 1907) – Fernandina Giant Tortoise, Narborough Island Giant Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis porteri (Rothschild, 1903) – Santa Cruz Giant Tortoise, Indefatigable Island Giant Tortoise, Western Santa Cruz Tortoise 
                                        Species Chelonoidis vicina (Günther, 1875) – Southern Isabela Giant Tortoise, Albemarle Island Giant Tortoise 

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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Turtle Taxonomy Working Group [van Dijk, P. P., J. Iverson, A. Rhodin, H. Shaffer, and R. Bour]  
  Publication Date: 2014   
  Article/Chapter Title: Turtles of the World, 7th Edition: Annotated Checklist of Taxonomy, Synonymy, Distribution with maps, and Conservation Status   
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Chelonian Research Monographs, no. 5, v. 7   
  Page(s): 329-479   
  Publication Place:    
  ISBN/ISSN: 1088-7105   
  Notes: doi:10.3854/crm.5.000.checklist.v7.2014 - Available online at   
  Reference for: Chelonoidis   

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