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Pinta Island Tortoise

Pinta Island Tortoise was a species of giant tortoise found on Pinta Island in Ecuador. The species is currently considered to be extinct, though it needs more evidence in support of this declaration.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Testudines
    Suborder Cryptodira
    Family Testudinidae
    Genus Chelonoidis
    Species C. abingdonii
    Scientific Name Chelonoidis abingdonii

    Other Names Pinta giant tortoise, Abingdon Island tortoise
    Length/Size Around 6 feet
    Height Up to 5 feet
    Weight 400 pounds
    Body Coloration Gray to slate black
    Range/Distribution Ecuador’s Pinta Island
    Habitat Arid lowlands
    Diet/Food herbivorous, usually living on greens, grasses, native fruit, and cactus pads
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous
    IUCN Conservation Status Extinct

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    Published on February 8th 2019 by under Tortoises. Article was last reviewed on 1st June 2019.

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