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Giant Tortoise  Aldabra giant tortoise,Aldabrachelys gigantea,Cylindraspis triserrata,Domed Mauritius giant tortoise,Geotagged,Mauritius,Winter Click/tap to enlarge PromotedCountry intro

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  1. Beautiful species intro, Rakesh! Posted 4 years ago
    1. Thank you Posted 4 years ago
  2. All species in this genus have long been extinct so this ID cannot be correct.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cylindraspis
    Where was the photo taken? It could be an Aldabra Giant Tortoise (Dipsochelys gigantea).
    http://www.lavanille-reserve.com/index.php/en/park/reptiles-animaux/reptiles/26-tortoises.html
    http://www.mauritian-wildlife.org/application/index.php?tpid=30&tcid=80
    Posted 4 years ago, modified 4 years ago
    1. How sloppy of me, it's even in the species' description :( Posted 4 years ago
    2. Thank you for clearing the confusion Posted 4 years ago

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The Aldabra giant tortoise , from the islands of the Aldabra Atoll in the Seychelles, is one of the largest tortoises in the world. Historically, giant tortoises were on many of the western Indian Ocean islands, as well as Madagascar, and the fossil record indicates giant tortoises once occurred on every continent and many islands with the exception of Australia and Antarctica. Many of the Indian Ocean species were thought to be driven to extinction by over-exploitation by European sailors, and.. more

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Uploaded Jul 30, 2016. Captured Jul 16, 2016 17:07 in A 10, Mauritius.
  • NIKON D7000
  • f/5.6
  • 1/125s
  • ISO280
  • 300mm