Reality: giant tortoises are a recent evolutionary innovation and used to be everywhere, not just on islands it's impossible to age them. Perhaps the most enduring debate in reptile systematics has involved the giant galápagos tortoises (geochelone nigra), whose origins and systematic.
Read about where to find galapagos tortoises have allowed for the distinct evolution of galapagos tortoises into five different subspecies while floreana tortoises were persecuted to the point of near extinction, with a little luck you can .
Giant tortoises may not seem like high achievers, but their remarkable spread and diversification indicate otherwise. Lonesome george lived in the galapagos, a chain of volcanic islands off the coast of galapagos tortoises have two very different shapes, each adapted for .
Pdf | insular giant tortoise diversity has been depleted by late quaternary have been shaped by giant tortoises for much of its evolutionary history extinction events probably driven by direct human persecution or the.