Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise

Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise

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Chelonoidis phantasticus

Chelonoidis phantasticus is a species of Galápagos tortoise that was discovered in 1906 and thought extinct, until a single female was discovered living on Fernandina Island by an expedition in February 2019. In May 2021, a genetic test carried out by scientists from the California Academy of Sciences confirmed that the single female tortoise discovered in 2019 is from the species Chelonoidis phantasticus.

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References

1. Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fernandina_Island_Galápagos_tortoise
2. Fernandina Island Galápagos tortoise on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/170517/128969920

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