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01.00 - Abstract: Aldabrachelys gigantea.

SCHWEIGGER (1812)

. [en] Aldabra Giant Tortoise
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01.01 - Abstract Description

Aldabrachelys gigantea:
Id.: 31,828
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Hard-shelled turtle, reaches gigantic sizes, coloring your back goes from gray to blackish earthy ocher.
Known as Aldabra giant tortoise or giant tortoise from the Seychelles, was formerly known as Geochelone gigantea. (It belongs to th


Measure Lenght Ctm.±119
Measure Weight Gr.±300000
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01.02 - Abstract Natural History

Aldabrachelys gigantea:  Natural live
Id.: 30,150

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01.03 - Abstract Distribution and Habitat

Aldabrachelys gigantea:  Range distribution
Id.: 32,497

RESTRICTED to Aldraba Atoll in the Seychelles, north of Madagascar. It has distributed numerous Zoos and Islands

It is the only species of the genus found in the wild.

Populations have also been introduced to Mauritius, Reunion and the Seychelles, in the center. ("Aldabra giant tortoise (Geochelone gigantea)," 2006; Caccone et al., 2005; Hambler, 1994)


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01.05 - Near species

Fam: Testudinidae with 54 species


Genus list of family Testudinidae

  • Aldabrachelys ( 0 Specie)
  • Astrochelys ( 2 species)
  • Centrochelys ( 1 Specie)
  • Chelonoidis ( 5 species)
  • Chersina ( 1 Specie)
  • Dipsochelys ( 6 species)
  • Geochelone ( 2 species)
  • Gopherus ( 7 species)
  • Homopus ( 5 species)
  • Indotestudo ( 3 species)
  • Kinixys ( 6 species)
  • kinixys ( 1 Specie)
  • Malacochersus ( 1 Specie)
  • Manouria ( 2 species)
  • Psammobates ( 3 species)
  • Pyxis ( 2 species)
  • Stigmochelys ( 1 Specie)
  • Testudo( 5 species)

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01.06 - Images Gallery

La galeria de imagenes de la especie Aldabrachelys gigantea: contiene aproximadamente 315 imagenes referidas a la especie, su habitat, ditribucion, etc.

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Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 30,063
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 30,020
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 31,739
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 31,251
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 30,001
Aldabrachelys gigantea
Id.: 30,042

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