English common name: Pinzon Galapagos Tortoise
Spanish common name: Tortuga de Pinzón
Taxonomic comments: Syn.: Geochelone ephippium (Günther, 1896), Testudo epihippium Günther, 1896, Geochelone nigra duncanensis (Garman, 1917), Testudo duncanensis, Garman, 1917. Le et al. (2006) demonstrate that the genus Geochelone is polyphyletic and that the Galapagos Giant Tortoises are better treated as the monophyletic genus Chelonoidis. According to Márquez et al. (2004) and Poulakakis et al. (2008) the Geochelone taxa (= Chelonoidis) from Galapagos are genetically distinct and therefore treated as species and not as subspecies of Geochelone (= Chelonoidis) nigra.
Name status: Accepted name; taxon occurs in Galapagos.
Last updated: 05 Oct 2016
Taxon occurs only in Galapagos.
Critically Endangered - Facing an extremely high risk of extinction in the wild.
The IUCN Red List assessments presented here may deviate from the global IUCN listings for the following reasons:
Galapagos island groups: Pinzón, Santa Cruz, Santiago.
Restricted to Pinzón Island.
Please be aware that this distribution map is automatically generated from database records (CDF and external specimens, literature records, and observations) and may not accurately reflect the currently-known distribution for all species.