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Chelonian Research Monographs – Number 1

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THE GALAPAGOS TORTOISES

NOMENCLATURAL AND SURVIVAL STATUS

 


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Chelonian Research Foundation is pleased to announce the publication of the first volume of Chelonian Research Monographs, published July 1996:

The Galápagos Tortoises:
Nomenclatural and Survival Status
by
PETER C.H. PRITCHARD

This important scientific contribution presents an overview, critique, and updating of the nomenclature of Galápagos tortoises, along with a comprehensive historical review of the survival status and population trends of all the known populations. The volume is available in hard or soft cover and consists of 85 pages of text profusely and richly illustrated in color with 65 plates and photographs ( 12 in black and white and 53 in full color) illustrating all described and recognized taxa, including extinct forms, and 11 maps showing geographical distributions of all populations.

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Table of Contents

EDITORIAL PROLOGUE
INTRODUCTION
HISTORICAL OVERVIEW
  Discovery Phase
  Taxonomic Phase
  Rescue Phase
  In Situ Phase

NOMENCLATURAL STATUS
  Garman's 'The Galapagos Tortoises'
  Current Nomenclature
  Summary of Proposed Nomenclature
    Synonymy of Geochelone (Chelonoidis) nigra

SURVIVAL STATUS
  Historical Review of Galdpagos Tortoise Populations
    Abingdon (Pinta)
    Duncan (Pinzón)
    Hood (Españiola)
    Chatham (San Cristóbal)
    Indefatigable (Santa Cruz)
    Narborough (Fernandina)
    Charles (Santa María or Floreana)
    Jervis (Rábida)
    Barrington (Santa Fé)
    James (San Salvador or Santiago)
    Albemarle (Isabela): Volcan Wolf
    Albemarle (Isabela): Volcan Darwin
    Albemarle (Isabela): Volcan Alcedo
    Albemarle (Isabela): Sierra Negra & Cerro Azul

CONCLUSIONS
  Nomenclatural Status
  Survival Status

LITERATURE CITED

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