Tortoises that drink with their noses, or: alas, goodbye Hololissa?

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Tortoises that drink with their noses, or: alas, goodbye Hololissa?
Tetrapod Zoology ver 1
Published 12 February 2006
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Tortoises that drink with their noses, or: alas, goodbye Hololissa?
Tetrapod Zoology Book One
Published 2010
Chapter 7
Pages 49–53

most workers – until recently – had regarded these tortoises as representing a single species, things have now become much more complicated.

Summary[edit]

Dipsochelys have weird noses, to better drink from puddles. Giant tortoise taxonomy, are there multiple extant species or just one? It's complicated.

Mentioned species[edit]

  • Aldabra giant tortoise Aldabrachelys gigantea/Dipsochelys dussumieri