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Giant tortoise (disambiguation)

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Giant tortoises are any of various large land tortoises

Giant tortoise or giant tortoises may also refer to:

Pinta giant tortoise or Pinta Island tortoise, Chelonoidis abingdonii, is a species of Galápagos tortoise native to Ecuador's Pinta Island that is most likely extinct since the death of Lonesome George
Volcán Wolf giant tortoise, Chelonoidis becki, is a species of Galápagos tortoise native to the north side of Ecuador's Isabela Island
Narborough Island giant tortoise or Fernandina Island tortoise Chelonoidis phantasticus, is a species of Galápagos tortoise that was last seen in 1906, until a single female individual was rediscovered living on Fernandina Island in February 2019.
  • Aldabrachelys, a genus of giant tortoises of the Seychelles and Madagascan radiations
A. abrupta - Abrupt giant tortoise
A. grandidieri - Grandidier's giant tortoise
Aldabra giant tortoise, A. gigantea with recognised subspecies:
A. g. arnoldi – Arnold's giant tortoise
A. g. daudinii – Daudin's giant tortoise
A. g. gigantea – Aldabra giant tortoise
A. g. hololissa – Seychelles giant tortoise, the individual Jonathan being the oldest known living terrestrial animal in the world
  • Cylindraspis an extinct genus of tortoise with the following species:
C. indica, Réunion giant tortoise, from Réunion
C. inepta, Saddle-backed Mauritius giant tortoise, from Mauritius
C. peltastes, Domed Rodrigues giant tortoise, from Rodrigues
C. triserrata, Domed Mauritius giant tortoise, from Mauritius
C. vosmaeri, Saddle-backed Rodrigues giant tortoise, from Rodrigues
  • Tenerife giant tortoise, Centrochelys burchardi, a species of tortoise endemic to the island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands
  • Gran Canaria giant tortoise, Centrochelys vulcanica, a species of tortoise endemic to the island of Gran Canaria, in the Canary Islands
  • Megalochelys atlas, an extinct species of giant tortoise, the largest known tortoise in the fossil record


  • Key: † indicates extinct.

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