Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 19

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    Abstract

    I am writing in support of Jack Frazier’s petition to stabilise the name of the Aldabra tortoise by retaining the names Aldabrachelys and Testudo gigantea, and rendering Testudo dussumieri invalid. Frazier clearly and convincingly argues his case in the petition. In this case, Aldabrachelys and Testudo gigantea have been the norm in the scientific community when referring to the Aldabra tortoise. Changing the name based on a dubious holotype would cause terrible confusion, unnecessarily complicating future conservation and research.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)280-280
    Number of pages1
    JournalBulletin of Zoological Nomenclature
    Volume66
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 1 Sep 2009

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    Comments on the proposed conservation of usage of Testudo gigantea Schweigger, 1812 (currently Geochelone (Aldabrachelys) gigantea; Reptilia, Testudines) 19. / FONG, J. J.

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    Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)Researchpeer-review

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