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Ecuador | Tortoises on San Cristobal island in Galápagos NP are separate species, scientists decide

QUITO, March 11 (Reuters) - Scientists have discovered that a type of giant tortoise present on one of Ecuador's Galapagos Islands is not from the species it was previously thought to be, Galapagos National Park said.

A study concluded that the giant tortoises living on San Cristobal island, previously identified as Chelonoidis chathamensis, correspond genetically to a different species, the park said in a statement late on Thursday.


https://www.reuters.com/world/americas/galapagos-tortoises-belong-new-species-natl-park-2022-03-11/

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