Talk:Subspecies of Galápagos tortoise
|WikiProject Turtles||(Rated List-class, Mid-importance)|
|WikiProject South America / Ecuador / Galápagos Islands||(Rated List-class, Mid-importance)|
lot of good stuff in here
Think we could head this to FL. (After some polishing and developing.)
Hard to read!
This is a horrible format, with long paragraphs two or three words wide. Can we re-formt it, e.g. putting the image and species summary and taxonomic in a box, then the history and description below? --Monado (talk) 19:17, 14 January 2012 (UTC)
- I think this depends on the width of your display. All the best: Rich Farmbrough, 16:22, 24 October 2014 (UTC).
The Gigantic Land Tortoises of the Galapagos Archipelago. By John Van Denburg, Proc. Cal. Acad. Sci., 1914.
|Jervis||Testudo wallacei||Very rare|
|Duncan||Testudo ephippium||Fairly abundant|
|Indefatigable||Testudo porteri||Not rare|
|Chatham||Testudo chathamensis||Nearly extinct|
|Hood||Testudo hoodensis||Very rare|
|Narborough||Testudo phantastica||Very rare|
|Vilamil -- Albemarle||Testudo guntheri||Abundant|
|Iguana Cove -- Albemarle||Testudo vicina||Numerous|
|Tagus Cove -- Albemarle||Testudo microphyes||Fairly numerous|
|Banks Bay -- Albemarle||Testudo becki||Fairly numerous|
|Cowley Mt. -- Albemarle||Testudo ?||Rare|
(Table from THE GALAPAGOS TORTOISES IN THEIR RELATION TO THE WHALING INDUSTRY by CHARLES HASKINS TOWNSEND pub. NEW YORK ZOOLOGICAL SOCIETY )
Species or subspecies?
In places (Wikipedia and latest IUCN taxonomy: Turtles of the World, 7th edition, 2014), these subspecies are considered species of the "nigra" species complex. Is it time to elevate these to species category here and elsewhere in Wikipedia? Dger (talk) 15:29, 22 October 2015 (UTC)