Aldabrachelys Loveridge and Williams 1957 (turtle)

Reptilia - Testudines - Pantestudinidae

Alternative spelling: Geochelone (Aldabrachelys)

Synonym: Dipsochelys Bour 1982

Parent taxon: Testudinidae according to M. S. de la Fuente et al. 2014

See also Bour 1982, Burney et al. 2008, Crumly 1982, International Commission on Zoological Nomenclature 2013, Rhodin et al. 2017, Scheyer et al. 2018 and van Dijk et al. 2014

Sister taxa: Achilemys, Agrionemys, Anhuichelys, Astrochelys, Cachuga, Caryoderma, Centrochelys, Cheirogaster, Chelonoidis, Chelys patagonica, Chersina, Chersine, Cylindraspis, Damonia, Emys sombrerensis, Ergilemys, Floridemys, Floridemys hurdi, Fontainechelon, Geochelone, Geochelone (Chelonoidis), Geochelone (Hesperotestudo) equicomes, Gigantochersina, Gopherus, Gopherus praecedens, Hesperotestudo, Homopus, Impregnochelys, Indotestudo, Juvemys, Kansuchelys, Kinixys, Malacochersus, Manouria, Megalochelys, Mesochersus, Miotestudo, Namibchersus, Nicoria, Palaeoemys, Paleotestudo, Pelorochelon, Platysterninae, Protestudo, Psammobates, Pyxis, Sinohadrianus, Stigmochelys, Stylemys, Stylemys calaverensis, Taraschelon, Testudininae, Testudininei, Testudinites sellovii, Testudo, Testudo annae, Testudo atascosae, Testudo castrensis, Testudo cultrata, Testudo exornata, Testudo formosa, Testudo francisi, Testudo hayi, Testudo klettiana, Testudo laticaudata, Testudo louisekressmani, Testudo luciae, Testudo ocalana, Testudo paranensis, Testudo peragrans, Testudo quadratus, Testudo undata, Titanochelon

Subtaxa: Aldabrachelys gigantea Dipsochelys elephantina

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Ecology: ground dwelling herbivore-herbivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of Madagascar (2 collections), the Seychelles (2)

Total: 4 collections each including a single occurrence

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